Fond farewell to Alec Arditti

The Sierra Fund bids a fond farewell to Alec Arditti, who spent 11 months as our Research Assistant through the Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership. In this position, Alec conducted field work including water quality and storm water sampling, sediment sampling and more at Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park, California’s largest abandoned hydraulic mine. Alec was integral to the data entry efforts associated with The Sierra Fund’s Angler Surveys, which aim to identify if people fishing at regional water bodies (and eating the fish) are being exposed to mercury, and he assisted the CA Department of Conservation by using GIS technology to map abandoned mine features in the Sierra Nevada.

We thank Alec for his service, and we congratulate him on his new position as Associate Scientist with EOA, Inc., an environmental consulting firm in Oakland.