Headwater Mercury Source Reduction Strategy Presented to Downstream Stakeholders

Last week, TSF’s Program Director Carrie Monohan presented our Headwater Mercury Source Reduction (HMSR) Strategy to members of the Delta Tributaries Mercury Council (DTMC). The HMSR Strategy outlines four strategic targets to abate the impacts of mercury- from the Sierra to the sea. It was the focus of our October 2019 Reclaiming the Sierra Conference, […]

TSF Makes Strides to Reduce Public Exposure to Mercury in California

Water bodies across the state of California are listed under Clean Water Act section 303(d) as mercury-impaired. Consumption of contaminated fish is the primary pathway of human exposure to mercury, a developmental neurotoxin, and sensitive populations including infants, children, and pregnant women are at greatest risk for exposure. The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment […]

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 […]

Environmental Health Summit Provides Resources to the Public

On November 13, 2018 The Sierra Fund (TSF) convened more than 50 community members for a free, two-hour discussion to explore unique exposures that impact Gold Country residents. TSF launched the Environmental Health Summit by delivering lightning talks on four issues: mercury in fish; dusty recreation on mine-scarred lands; water quality and access; and wildfire and […]

You’re Invited: Environmental Health Summit- November 13

The Sierra Fund (TSF) is excited to invite those who live, work or play in Nevada County to attend a free evening of discussion about the unique environmental health challenges that impact Gold Country communities. The Environmental Health Summit will take place on Tuesday, November 13 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Peace Lutheran […]

10th Biennial Bay-Delta Science Conference

The Sierra Fund had a diverse presence at the 10th Biennial Bay-Delta Science Conference (BDSC), held September 10-12 at the Sacramento Convention Center. This year we were pleased to present our work to address mercury contamination from the Sierra to the sea in the oral, poster and art programs offered at the event. The conference […]

Find Us At These Upcoming Conferences

TSF has been busy attending conferences this season, and we look forward to two more that are right around the corner. On September 27-29, 2018, Environmental Scientist Nick Graham will represent The Sierra Fund (TSF) at the Western Mining Action Network (WMAN) 2018 biennial conference, “Uniting for Healthier Lands, Waters and Future Generations,” in Kamloops […]

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 […]