Video of Monday’s Assembly Oversight Hearing on Mercury

The Sierra Fund CEO Elizabeth Martin and Science Director Dr. Carrie Monohan testified at the California Assembly Natural Resources Committee oversight hearing “Mercury Contamination: Toxic Legacy of the Gold Rush” on Monday, March 24.

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The Sierra Fund sponsors new CA Mining Law Reform Bill

California Senator Fran Pavley has introduced the Surface Mining Act Reform of 2014 (SB 1270) with a goal of reforming the California Surface Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA) to better serve industry, local governments, state government, and the public. The Sierra Fund, a regional nonprofit based in Nevada City, is sponsoring this bill.

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Thanks AmeriCorps Members Amber and Karen!

In recognition of national AmeriCorps week, we are taking the opportunity to share some fun photos of our two fantastic AmeriCorps members: Research Assistant Karen Atkins and Outreach Coordinator Amber Taxiera.

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

An AmeriCorps Member’s perspective on the EPA Region 9 Environmental Justice “Teach-In” By Amber Taxiera, Outreach Coordinator for The Sierra Fund Sandy Karinen, Izzy Martin and Amber Taxiera at the EPA EJ Teach In, March 6, 2014 On March 6th, I had the privilege of attending the Environmental Justice “Teach-In” at the U.S. EPA in […]

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Hold the Date – Community Meeting in Quincy, April 3

The Sierra Fund Science Director Dr. Carrie Monohan will present “Fish and Dust: Legacy Impacts from the Gold Rush.” This presentation is an overview of two studies The Sierra Fund completed to assess human exposure to heavy metals.

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Hearing on Mercury in State Capitol – Monday, March 24

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.

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The Sierra Fund helps host tour for legislators, February 13

Working closely with Assemblymember Brian Dahle and the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, The Sierra Fund has again lead a tour into the Sierra Nevada with statewide leaders interested in learning more about the importance of this watershed to the entire state.

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An evening in Foresthill with The Sierra Fund

Last week over seventy five people came to the Foresthill Veteran’s Memorial Hall for an informational event about legacy mines hosted by The Sierra Fund (TSF). This meeting attracted diverse attendees from local gold miners to Sacramento county residents.

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The Sierra Fund awarded $5.5 million for water projects

The Sierra Fund has received a grant of $5.5 million from the California Department of Water Resources for water quality and supply projects proposed as part of the Cosumnes, American, Bear, Yuba (CABY) Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM). The successful proposal, CABY Headwaters Resilience and Adaptability Program, was submitted last winter as part of the Department’s Proposition 84 Round 2 Implementation Grant Solicitation.

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Reclaiming the Sierra conference postponed

The Sierra Fund’s Reclaiming the Sierra conference has been postponed. The conference was originally scheduled for September 2014, but due to an overwhelming response it is being rescheduled in order to seek a new venue.

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Informational Meeting on Legacy Mine Impacts in Placer County

On February 20th, 2014, The Sierra Fund will present information to the public about impacts of historic mining in Placer County. Dr. Carrie Monohan will present Fish and Dust: Legacy Impacts from the Gold Rush, an overview of two studies The Sierra Fund completed to assess human exposure to heavy metals.

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Legislative Reception January 21 in Sacramento

Join us January 21 at 6pm for our annual Legislative Reception.

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