Reclaiming the Sierra a Huge Success

Thanks to our conference sponsors and attendees, Reclaiming the Sierra 2019 was a huge success! Reclaiming the Sierra 2019 was The Sierra Fund’s (TSF) fifth biennial conference to address historic mining impacts. This year’s event focused on catalyzing action around TSF’s Headwater Mercury Source Reduction (HMSR) Strategy – a vision of adaptive recovery for the environment and communities that are still blighted from the 19th century Gold Rush. To read the full strategy click here. To join a growing number of supporters, download and sign a resolution in support of the HMSR Strategy and the collaborative approach it outlines.

Fish consumption advisories posted at popular fishing locations, including new signs at local rivers

On Saturday, April 13, The Sierra Fund launched our annual effort to post fish consumption advisories at popular water bodies in the Sierra where they apply. This effort seeks to increase access to information about which locally caught fish are safe to eat, and which fish should be avoided due to mercury contamination. Mercury in […]

Assemblymember Quirk Introduces Bill to Protect Public Health

The health of all Californians who consume locally caught fish is threatened by exposure to neurotoxic mercury and other contaminants that accumulate in the aquatic food web. Under current law, the CA Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) issues fish consumption advisories when they determine that consuming certain locally caught fish presents a significant […]

Save The Date: Post It Day 2019

On Saturday April 13, 2019, The Sierra Fund will host the fifth annual Post It Day beginning at 9 AM. This 5 hour event brings together volunteers to help put up signage around local water bodies in order to provide anglers and their families with information about how much and what kinds of fish are safe to eat in the lakes, reservoirs, streams, and rivers of the Sierra Nevada.

New Video Explains How to Read Complex Fish Advisories

The Sierra Fund (TSF) is excited to release a new video to help anglers read and interpret the complex and multi-faceted information contained in state-issued fish consumption advisories. The advisories are issued by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) and offer safe eating guidelines for locally caught fish based on the level […]

Volunteers Post Permanent Fish Advisories for Post It Day 2018

During The Sierra Fund’s fourth annual Post It Day event on Sunday, May 6, sixteen volunteers traveled to popular fishing locations in the Sierra to post information about which locally caught fish are safe to eat, and which fish should be avoided because of mercury. At select locations, permanent aluminum fish consumption advisories were posted […]

Save the Date! May 6 for Post It Day 2018

The Sierra Fund has set the date for our fourth annual volunteer-powered Post It Day event to post state-issued fish consumption advisories at regional water bodies. Mark your calendar for Sunday, May 6, 2018! Listen to our Post It Day interview on KVMR The goal of this project is to increase access to important guidelines […]

Fish Consumption Advisory Posting Protocol: October 2017 Update

The Sierra Fund is pleased to share this model protocol, outlining the steps and best-practices to plan and execute a volunteer event to post state-issued fish consumption advisories. We hope the Protocol will encourage agencies and organizations statewide to launch fish advisory posting efforts in their region in order to reduce human exposure to mercury. […]

Spanish Language Fish Advisories Posted for the First Time During Post It Day 2017

On Saturday, August 5 a host of community volunteers traveled to popular fishing locations in the Sierra to increase access to information about which locally caught fish are safe to eat. Ten volunteers organized by The Sierra Fund posted over thirty state-issued fish consumption advisories in two languages at nine water bodies in five Sierra […]

Save the Date: August 5 for Post It Day 2017

Sierra reservoirs are at capacity after a wet winter, and the summer fishing season is in full swing. As anglers head to local water bodies, The Sierra Fund is making sure they have access to important information about which fish are safe to eat. TSF is gearing up for our third annual Post It Day […]