Mercury in Reservoirs the Topic of Meetings

On Wednesday, October 25, The Sierra Fund will hold it’s second quarterly Technical Advisory Committee meeting for the Headwater Mercury Source Reduction program (HMSR-TAC). The meeting will feature four presentations on the topic of mercury-contaminated sediment in reservoirs. During the California Gold Rush, mercury was used in mining operations to aid in gold recovery. Today, […]

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. […]

On Air Today! Spanish Language PSA About Mercury in Fish

Today is the first day of a two week schedule to air a Spanish language public service announcement (PSA) about mercury in fish that The Sierra Fund (TSF) developed in partnership with Deer Creek Broadcasting in Chico, California. The goal of the PSA is to reach a wide audience of Spanish speaking listeners with a […]

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 […]