Reclaiming the Sierra

TSF participates in EPA’s Environmental Justice “Teach In”

March 12, 2014

An AmeriCorps Member’s perspective on the EPA Region 9 Environmental Justice “Teach-In” By Amber Taxiera, Outreach Coordinator for The Sierra Fund On March 6th, I had the privilege of attending the Environmental Justice “Teach-In” at the U.S. EPA in San Francisco, along with The Sierra Fund’s CEO, Elizabeth “Izzy” Martin. Izzy was invited to be […]

Like it or not: Mercury threat exists in Gold Country fish – response to the Union opinion column

June 11, 2013

The Sierra Fund’s fully referenced response to The Union 6/7/2013 guest column “Concern about mercury overblown” A recent opinion voiced by Robert S. Shoemaker in the Union newspaper deceptively stated, “Very small amounts of mercury have been found in fish” – he is correct about that, but it is also true that it takes only […]

US Environmental Protection Agency Awards TSF Grant for Environmental Health Outreach

October 1, 2012

NEVADA CITY, 1 October 2012 – The Sierra Fund is proud to announce an award from the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Justice program for our work to help protect rural Californians from exposure to toxins from abandoned mines in the region. Working with partners at the California Indian Environmental Alliance (CIEA) we will conduct […]

TSF attends environmental health conference in San Francisco

October 1, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, 1 October 2012 – All over the state of California residents are organizing to protect themselves and their community from environmental health hazards in air, water and soil. The Sierra Fund joined leaders and organizers from this movement at the Conference on Environmental Health sponsored by The California Wellness Foundation in San Francisco […]

Environmental Health News: Mercury cancels brain benefits of fish oil, study confirms

January 12, 2011

A long-term dietary study untangles the effects on brain development of two well-known but contrary exposures – beneficial oil and toxic methyl mercury – that accompany a fish-rich diet. Read the full summary of this study from Environmental Health News Lynch, ML, L-S Huang, C Cox, JJ Strain, GJ Myers, MP Bonham, CF Shamlaye, A […]