The Sierra Fund has deep experience in community outreach and public relations in the rural Sierra Nevada region.
Since 2006 we have pursued a region-wide outreach program about legacy mining impacts that has included presentations in each of the 22 counties of the region.
We also work with other agencies and organizations to make sure Sierra residents have clear information about projects and changes that are happening in their communities.
Previous outreach activities include:
- Planning and coordination of the 2015 and 2016 Sierra Nevada Alliance Annual Conference
- 2015-2016 City of Grass Valley Brownfields Public Outreach to encourage participation in the City’s Brownfield Program
- 2012-14 health outreach campaign to bring information about legacy mining impacts to Placer, Nevada, Sierra, and Plumas Counties
- 2012-13 campaign, working with partner organization California Indian Environmental Alliance, to bring board-certified trainings on mercury to doctors and nurses in the Sierra
- 2010-11 project to bring information about BLM’s Deer Creek Project to the Nevada City community
- 2008-10 “Circuit Rider” effort to bring information about legacy mining impacts to every county in the Sierra
- 2006 “Circuit Rider” effort to learn what residents and leaders from across the Sierra felt were the main issues of concern about legacy mining impacts