TSF provides tour for delegation of regulators from China’s Sichuan province

Last week, The Sierra Fund took a group of 22 delegates from the Sichuan Province in China on a tour of historic mining features in the Nevada City area.  These provincial staff from Sichuan’s equivalent of the Department of the Environment were on a tour of the U.S. to learn about mining policy and regulations. […]

Deer Creek Tribute Trail fundraiser a huge success!

Yesterday, nearly 50 people attended the third annual fundraiser event for the Deer Creek Tribute Trail (DCTT) featuring a live auction and intimate house concert at a private home in Nevada City. The event raised nearly $5,000 to support expenses related to finishing up the newly completed Nisenan Tribute Site, and potentially and paying for a new trail map that reflects all completed trail sections in one place. The event featured “The Consolations” – a fabulous local men’s quartet with accompanist David Blanchard – who performed cover songs like “The Circle of Life,” “Stand by Me,” and the Beach Boys classic “Barbara Ann.” The Consolations had the audience clapping on their feet, performing Doo-Wop and Barbershop music from the past and the present.

Deer Creek Tribute Trail Fundraiser: Sunday June 14

The Deer Creek Tribute Trail’s annual fundraiser will again feature a live auction and intimate house concert at a private home in Nevada City. Plan for an afternoon of light refreshments and toe-tapping entertainment on Sunday June 14 starting at 4:00 p.m. Suggested ticket donation for this live concert benefit is $50.00 per person. Space is very limited and this event will sell out soon! To reserve your seat, please click here to complete the online RSVP form. All proceeds will benefit the trail.

Deer Creek Tribute Trail Angkula Seo Bridge wins new construction award

The Deer Creek Tribute Trail project, which The Sierra Fund leads, has received its second W. Lon Cooper Award for New Construction, presented by the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce.  This year’s award is for the new Angkula Seo suspension bridge, which spans Deer Creek downstream of Nevada City and connects two branches of the […]

Deer Creek Tribute Trail & Bridge Opening a Meaningful Ceremony

Last month, The Sierra Fund hosted a powerful and well attended opening ceremony for the Nisenan Tribute Site, the newest addition to Nevada City’s Deer Creek Tribute Trail system. The event, held October 28, 2014 was centered around a ceremony by the Foothills Nisenan Nevada City Rancheria, and also included presentations from project partners, detailing the guiding vision and personal significance of the project to various project participants. With over 125 attendees, we were gratified by the turnout for the event.

Join us Tues, Oct 28 for the Opening Ceremony for the Nisenan Tribute Site

Please join us at the Opening Ceremony for the newest addition of Nevada City’s Deer Creek Tribute Trail system: The Nisenan Tribute Site and Angkula Seo Suspension Bridge. When: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 11:00am – 12:30pm, Ceremony begins at 11:30am, including ribbon-cutting by California Secretary of Resources John Laird; Where: Nisenan Tribute Site, Appx. 20 min. walking distance from downtown Nevada City.

Tribute Trail Suspension Bridge Project Nearing Completion

The Deer Creek Tribute Trail is a trail network being developed around the Nevada City area. These trails not only pay tribute to history and local landmarks but also increase recreation opportunities and fire safety for our community. One of the most significant recent additions to the trail network is the new trail and 150 ft suspension bridge that crosses Deer Creek on property belonging to Nevada City, connecting two existing trail loops. This bridge and trail honor the Nisenan People, the original people of this area.