Two AmeriCorps positions open at TSF – applications due 7/25/15

The Sierra Fund will again be hosting two full time AmeriCorps positions through the Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP): one Community Outreach Coordinator, and one Research Assistant. These one-year positions begin in November 2015 and are a fantastic way to gain professional skills and experience while serving important Sierra causes. Application materials for these and other SNAP positions are available here, and are due this Saturday, July 25, 2015.

Grass Valley EPA “Brownfields” Program Presented

Grass Valley, CA – An interested crowd attended a meeting on Wednesday evening at City Hall in Grass Valley to learn more about two Brownfields Assessment Grants awarded to the City by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The meeting, attended by more than 20 local residents, included a presentation about the opportunities created by these […]

TSF welcomes Judy Parks and Kelsey Westfall

This fall, The Sierra Fund’s staff grew by two:  we are proud to announce our new Finance Manager Judy Parks, and new AmeriCorps Outreach Coordinator Kelsey Westfall.  Both joined our team in early November. Judy Parks, Finance Manager, has over 25 years of progressive management and financial experience in the nonprofit sector including CFO of […]

Environmental Health Risks from Abandoned Mines in the Sierra Nevada (2011)

NEWLY UPDATED! — This document contains summaries of four studies conducted by The Sierra Fund to learn about the environmental health exposure potential associated with abandoned mines in the Sierra Nevada, and a pilot health outreach program to bring these findings to Sierra communities.

Environmental Health Outreach Program Report (2014)

This ten-page report outlines goals, activities, and lessons learned from The Sierra Fund’s 1-year pilot outreach program about environmental health threats associated with abandoned mines. Goals of the program were to prevent and reduce exposure to mercury from locally caught fish in Sierra communities; to raise awareness about mercury in the fish and other mine-related […]

Hold the Date – Community Meeting in Quincy, April 3

The Sierra Fund Science Director Dr. Carrie Monohan will present “Fish and Dust: Legacy Impacts from the Gold Rush.” This presentation is an overview of two studies The Sierra Fund completed to assess human exposure to heavy metals.