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 […]

New Federal EPA policy works to shield “Good Samaritan” mine cleanups from Clean Water Act liability

January 22, 2013

The US EPA recently released new guidance for organizations and individuals working to clean up abandoned mines. This is a big step forward in addressing the liability obstacles to abandoned mine cleanup. Click here to read the official EPA Memorandum, or read an article from the Denver Post, below. EPA, Sen. Udall launch push to […]

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 […]

Jared Blumenfeld, EPA Region 9 Administrator, tenatively speaking at Reclaiming the Sierra

April 20, 2012
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UPDATE:  Unfortunately Jared will not be able to join us for Reclaiming the Sierra this year.  April 20, 2012 – The Sierra Fund is excited to announce that we are currently making arrangements with Mr. Blumenfeld’s staff for him to speak at Reclaiming the Sierra 2012 in the afternoon of Friday, May 4, 2012.  This […]

EPA Finalizes California’s List of Polluted Waters, mercury in Sierra fish is a main concern

November 7, 2011

The following is excerpted from the 10/11/11 EPA Region 9 press release For more information, contact: Nahal Mogharabi, For a local analysis of this information by the Union newspaper, see article below: “Many county waterways contain unsafe levels of mercury in fish” Trends Include 170% Increase In Toxicity Listings Since 2006 SAN FRANCISCO, 11 […]

US EPA Presents Webinar Series Dec. 15: Renewable Energy on Potentially Contaminated Land

December 3, 2010

By: U.S. EPA Dec. 1, 2010 – Through its RE-Powering America’s Land initiative, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is encouraging renewable energy development on current and formerly contaminated land and mining sites. EPA has identified thousands of acres of Brownfield, Superfund, mining, and potentially contaminated sites with potential for utility scale solar facilities. Siting […]