Join us for benefit concert,Thurs Jan 16!

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 bandsSweet_water_jan_2014-for-web

WHEN: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 7:00pm until 12:00am

WHERE: The Stonehouse Old Brewery, 107 Sacramento St. @ Broad/Boulder St., Nevada City, California

WHY: To help The Sierra Fund support our community and restore our Sweet Water of Life!

TICKETS: Donations at the door

Join us Thursday, January 16th for an evening of live bands ranging from Tribal ambient, groovy rock, alternative, progressive and symphonic rock.

Doors open at 7pm at the Stone House Old Brewery, 107 Sacramento St. @ Broad/Boulder St., Nevada City,CA.  Enjoy sounds from John Wibberly (singer songwriter-guitar & vocals) plus live bands: Andrew Werderitsch & Phil Garrison (tribal ambient), Core Amerus Project (psychedelic alternative rock), and headliner Grindstone (progressive alternative rock). Gallery display by local artist Anthony West.

All proceeds will go towards benefitting The Sierra Fund’s initiative to protect and restore rivers impacted by legacy mining for over 100 years.   Donations at the door are encouraged, based on willingness and ability, or you can donate online to The Sierra Fund’s crowd funding campaign:

The Sierra Fund’s main project this winter is looking at ongoing surface and ground water impacts from the giant historic mine at Malakoff Diggins.  The goal of this project will is to give the State Park the data they need to pro-actively address this problem. The Sierra Fund has been leading this project since 2011 in partnership with State Pa

rks, CSU Chico, and other local watershed groups. This winter is the last sampling season for the project, taking samples both in the Malakoff Diggins pit and downstream in Humbug Creek, after which we will be able to give Parks recommendations about the best next steps to take.

The Sierra Fund has a crowdfunding campaign going right now so we can buy the equipment needed for both this project and others similar ones in years to come. We are also working to assist other local groups with water quality monitoring associated with abandoned mines, and newly proposed mines.

Here’s a link to the campaign website, which includes a video:

For more information contact Amber Taxiera, Outreach Coodinator for The Sierra Fund, at (530) 265- 8454 x 216.  See event details and new updates on the Sweet Water for Life facebook page.