On August 27, 2018, TSF CEO Elizabeth “Izzy” Martin spoke at the 3rd California Adaptation Forum in Sacramento, CA. Izzy participated in a kickoff workshop titled “Exploring Success Stories of Equitable Climate Adaptation Work.” The session featured ten panelists describing their work in environmental justice and discussing case studies that demonstrate the values and principles […]
Greg Thrush, TSF’s Environmental Justice Community Organizer, is launching outreach efforts to people in the Grass Valley area who do not traditionally participate in decision making about environmental issues that affect them, including water quality and access and exposure to toxics. Since May he has visited apartment complexes and neighborhoods to provide residents with information […]
The Sierra Fund is pleased to announce that we have received funding from the Cal/EPA Environmental Justice Small Grants Program to increase awareness of Sierra anglers about mercury in fish. Working with South Yuba River Citizens League, Wolf Creek Community Alliance, and local volunteers, we will lead a community effort that will result in state-issued fish consumption guidelines posted at public access points of popular fishing lakes and reservoirs.
This ten-page report outlines goals, activities, and lessons learned from The Sierra Fund’s 1-year pilot outreach program about environmental health threats associated with abandoned mines. Goals of the program were to prevent and reduce exposure to mercury from locally caught fish in Sierra communities; to raise awareness about mercury in the fish and other mine-related […]
An AmeriCorps Member’s perspective on the EPA Region 9 Environmental Justice “Teach-In” By Amber Taxiera, Outreach Coordinator for The Sierra Fund Sandy Karinen, Izzy Martin and Amber Taxiera at the EPA EJ Teach In, March 6, 2014 On March 6th, I had the privilege of attending the Environmental Justice “Teach-In” at the U.S. EPA in […]
Nearly every form of government in the historic mining regions of California experiences some sort of impact from legacy mining. This document summarizes the key issues that confront local government officials with legacy mining in their jurisdiction, and provides an outline for how to meet the ongoing challenges they face.