Informational Meeting on Legacy Mine Impacts
Thursday April 3rd, 2014
Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds Mineral Building
204 Fairgrounds Road, Quincy, CA 95971
On Thursday April 3rd, The Sierra Fund will present information to the public about environmental impacts of historic mining.
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: the Gold County Angler Survey and the Gold County Recreational Trails Assessment.
This informational meeting is hosted in conjunction with the County of Plumas and the California Indian Environmental Alliance, and will take place on Thursday April 3rd, 2014, at 7:00 pm in the Mineral Building at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds, 204 Fairgrounds Road, Quincy, CA 95971. Light refreshments will be provided.
This presentation will give tips on how to avoid exposure to legacy mercury and other heavy metals related to historic mining in this area, including arsenic, lead and asbestos. A guest speaker from the California Indian Environmental Alliance will also cover the important new fish consumption advice issued by the state of California, that woman under 45 and families with young children should be aware of.
The Sierra Fund is a non-profit based in Nevada City that serves the Sierra Nevada region.The Sierra Fund has been working since 2006 to address the ongoing impacts from historic mining in the Sierra including research on public exposure pathways, and outreach to clinics and the general public.