Reclaiming the Sierra

Full funding recommended for TSF’s $5.5 million CABY region proposal

November 13, 2013

The CABY region’s implementation proposal to the CA Department of Water Resources, for which The Sierra Fund is the lead applicant and fiscal sponsor, has been recommended for full funding.  The proposal package includes a dozen projects in the CABY IRWM region including needed water infrastructure, innovative small hydroelectric projects, and mine lands and meadow […]

TSF’s Mining Initiative Wins New Support

November 21, 2012

NEVADA CITY, 21 November 2012 – The Sierra Fund is excited to announce new and continuing funding for our mining initiative activities in 2013: Bella Vista Foundation will again support our cutting-edge pilot project to assess mine contamination in the Humbug Creek Watershed; while the Firedoll Foundation has become our newest partner in the effort […]

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 […]

SYRCL Secures $25,000 to Help Save Malakoff Diggins State Park from Closure

July 13, 2012

The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) was awarded $25,000 from the California State Parks Foundation to help save Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park, which preserves the world’s largest hydraulic mine dating back to 1852.   These new monies combined with donations from the Malakoff Diggins Park Association, the Olmsted Park Fund, and potential funding […]

City of Grass Valley receives a second Brownfields Assessment grant from EPA

June 21, 2012

The Sierra Fund congratulates the City of Grass Valley on receiving a $200,000 grant from the EPA Brownfields program for assessment of hazardous materials at the Village of South Auburn site at 750 South Auburn Avenue. The 11-acre site is adjacent to a historic mining property and has been used for illegal dumping.  For more […]