Reclaiming the Sierra

Mercury expert to speak on human health impacts, May 2 in State Capitol

April 21, 2014

Jane Hightower, MD, author of the exposé Diagnosis: Mercury, will be the keynote speaker at an event highlighting the ongoing human health impacts of mercury in California’s environment. Dr. Hightower, a national expert on mercury, will speak about her research into the health impacts of consuming mercury-contaminated fish, with a special focus on the irreversible […]

An informative evening in Quincy with The Sierra Fund

April 7, 2014

April 3 meeting showcased regional studies and health information Last Thursday over sixty people showed up to the Plumas County Fairgrounds for an informational event about legacy mines in the Sierra Nevada hosted by a regional nonprofit organization, The Sierra Fund (TSF).  The event was presented with the support of the County of Plumas and […]

Hearing on Mercury in State Capitol – Monday, March 24

March 20, 2014

The Sierra Fund CEO Elizabeth Martin and Science Director Dr. Carrie Monohan are testifying at the California Assembly Natural Resources Committee oversight hearing “Mercury Contamination:  Toxic Legacy of the Gold Rush” on Monday, March 24.  The hearing will begin at 1:30 pm in the California State Capitol, Room 447. The DRAFT agenda for the hearing […]

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 […]

Legislative Reception January 21 in Sacramento

January 8, 2014

Join us January 21 at 6pm for our annual Legislative Reception.  For  more info go to our Facebook event page.

Join us for benefit concert,Thurs Jan 16!

January 3, 2014

Sweet Water of Life -Live Bands Benefit ++Part II This Benefit Concert will raise awareness & funds for The Sierra Fund’s work to restore local rivers that have been impacted by legacy mining for 100+ years. WHAT: 21+ event with live music, solo artists and live bands WHEN: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 7:00pm until 12:00am […]

TSF to discuss Idaho-Maryland Mine, prior to film showing July 27

July 18, 2011

NEVADA CITY – Wednesday, July 27 The Sierra Fund will participate in a panel discussion of the proposed Idaho-Maryland Mine, prior to a showing of award-winning film The Last Mountain. The Last Mountain is a Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Sundance Film Festival nominated film about the dangers of coal mining – and how a small […]

Community Summit a Success!

December 3, 2010

Nearly 300 People Attend Reclaiming the Sierra Nov. 8 – 9 at the Miners Foundry in Nevada City California 10 November 2010, NEVADA CITY – The Sierra Fund this week held the first annual public conference on how to address the ongoing human health, environmental and cultural impacts of over a century of mining in […]