TSF Joins Network to Address California’s Water Problems

This year, TSF’s Program Director, Dr. Carrie Monohan, participated in the second cohort of the Water Solutions Network, a program that engages water leaders of California in developing their skills, knowledge, and networks to support collaboration and coalition-building. The Water Solutions Network works with leaders to take action to shift water management to system-based multi-purpose […]

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 […]

Community Organizer Launches Outreach Efforts

Greg Thrush, TSF’s Environmental Justice Community Organizer, is launching outreach efforts to people in the Grass Valley area who do not traditionally participate in decision making about environmental issues that affect them, including water quality and access and exposure to toxics. Since May he has visited apartment complexes and neighborhoods to provide residents with information […]

Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park slated for funding in Governor’s proposed budget

The Sierra Fund was excited to see that Governor Brown’s proposed budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year includes funding allocated specifically for addressing hazardous materials remaining from historic mining activities at Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park. The proposed funding in the Governor’s budget would allow the project to continue to move forward to gather data on cultural resources and environmental assessment, to ensure that proposed solution(s) both protect the park’s fantastic historic legacy, which earned it a place on the National Register of Historic Places, and also address contamination remaining from historic mine operations.

Sierra Fish Consumption Advisory (Poster)

This fish consumption advisory information applies to all lakes and reservoirs in California without site-specific advice, which is the vast majority of lakes in the Sierra.

The Sierra Fund worked with agency staff at the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment and Department of Public Health to develop this advisory poster for Sierra anglers, which consists of the state-issued fish consumption advisory for these lakes and reservoirs.

Dr. Monohan’s Presentation, Assm. Natural Resources Committee

On March 24, 2014, Dr. Carrie Monohan, Science Director at The Sierra Fund, testified on mercury in the Sierra to the Assembly Natural Resources Committee as part of a Special Hearing on Mercury and Abandoned Mine Lands.

Join us for benefit concert,Thurs Jan 16!

This Benefit Concert will raise awareness & funds for The Sierra Fund’s work to restore local rivers that have been impacted by legacy mining for 100+ years.

Like It or Not: Mercury in Gold Country Fish (Editorial)

In response to several skewed opinion articles published in regional news outlets, The Sierra Fund has compiled this fully referenced piece: “Like it or Not, Mercury in Gold Country Fish.”

CA Water & Abandoned Mines Maps (Handout)

This handout illustrates how the majority of California’s surface water and the majority of the state’s historic mines are located in he Sierra Nevada.

Get the Mercury Out (Brochure & Fact Sheet)

The Sierra Fund created this brochure and fully-referenced fact sheet to illustrate the main points of our “Get the Mercury Out” campaign, which aims to increase funding for legacy mine cleanup in California.

Strategic Mercury Cleanup Targets (Handout)

This conceptual illustration, developed by The Sierra Fund, shows two main mercury cleanup targets for California: upland abandoned mines and downstream reservoirs.