Earlier this month, TSF was honored to be invited to make a presentation to California Environmental Legislative Caucus of the State Senate and Assembly on water quality impacts of abandoned mines.
Separately, though on the same day, TSF staff also gave a presentation to the Delta Mercury Exposure Reduction Program (MERP) on our experience conducting public outreach about the human exposure potential to legacy mining pollution in the Sierra. This was a great opportunity to build and strengthen partnerships with groups working on similar goals. Click here for our presentation slides which cover TSF’s health outreach program, fish tissue collection project, and volunteer Post-It Day project.
We are thrilled that the abandoned mine and mercury issues in the Sierra are getting the attention they deserve from statewide leaders, and that TSF’s outreach efforts around mercury in the Sierra are proving a useful model for other regions in the State.