Save the Date: Reclaiming the Sierra 2012 planned for May 3-5

Mark your calendars!  The Sierra Fund’s second Community Summit, the only conference dedicated to addressing the impacts of historic mining in the Sierra Nevada, is now scheduled for May 3-5, 2012.

The focus this year is on solutions – both immediate actions that can be taken to minimize the impact on our health from exposure to toxins in our communities, and creative strategies to make cleaning up mining’s toxic legacy profitable.

Community and tribal members, leaders, regulators, recreationists, scientists, medical professionals, elected officials and students are encouraged to attend this important event.  More details will be available soon at:

Highlights of the Reclaiming the Sierra 2012 program (Fri & Sat, May 4-5):

  • Scientific presentations on exemplary projects from around the country
  • Applying lessons learned in other industries to clean up our communities
  • Workshops for community members to learn about the risks of mining toxins on their property, and how to take action to protect their property and their health
  • Strategic discussions on developing a market for clean and sustainably produced materials including soil, gravel and gold

Other conference agenda items include:

  • Tours of exemplary mine sites and remediation projects (Thurs, May 3)
  • Keynote Speakers
  • Student Science and Policy Poster Exhibit
  • Exhibition hall with booths from businesses, nonprofits and agencies
  • Networking reception

This event is made possible by support from:  the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund, True North Foundation and The California Wellness Foundation.

—>> Early bird sponsorships are now available! Contact Izzy Martin for more details on how to become a partner in this important effort:  (530) 265-8454 x11