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 […]
Volunteer to post fish consumption advisories at local lakes and reservoirs: Saturday, July 11, 2015, 9am~5pm (Ending times will vary). The Sierra Fund, in collaboration with South Yuba River Citizens League and Wolf Creek Community Alliance, is organizing a community volunteer effort to post state-issued fish consumption advisories at local lakes and reservoirs, and we need your help! Help us post educational signage to give anglers the best information regarding healthy choices on sport fish consumption, specifically which fish caught from these water bodies are best for eating, and feeding their families.
The Sierra Fund’s science team is venturing into the world of fishing in the name of public health. But in order to expand our impact by analyzing more fish tissue samples, we need YOU to help. We are working to raise $7,500 over the next month to cover the costs of having the fish tissue analyzed at an EPA-certified lab in order to be used as official public health information. We will begin fishing this fall at Rollins Reservoir and with your help continue our efforts at other water bodies. Our goal is to raise enough money to catch and analyze 250 more fish for mercury. There are two ways you can help, and both take under a minute
This brochure covers precautionary measures to take when choosing which locally-caught fish to eat. The brochure was created as a follow up to The Sierra Fund’s two studies on human exposure to legacy mining toxins. High levels of mercury are common in certain species of fish in the Sierra Nevada. Mercury is known to cause serious health problems, especially for developing children and babies.
Last week, The Sierra Fund hosted a free public event, “Mercury and Human Health: An informational summit on the impacts of mercury exposure through fish consumption” in the California State Capitol Building. Attendees included medical doctors, public health experts, policymakers and others. The keynote speaker for the event was Dr. Jane Hightower, a San Francisco […]