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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
On July 11, teams of volunteers organized by the South Yuba River Citizens League, The Sierra Fund and the Wolf Creek Community Alliance traveled to popular fishing locations and posted 98 fish consumption advisory signs. This was the first time these state-issued fish consumption guidelines had ever been posted at these water bodies. Anglers now have the information they need to make smart decisions on what fish are safe to eat and feed to their families.
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.