Reclaiming the Sierra – Next Week!

It is only two days until The Sierra Fund’s conference “Reclaiming the Sierra:  A Community Summit on Mining Impacts” planned for November 8 & 9 in Nevada City, CA.   Excitement about the event is building as registration tops 230 people, and folks are getting ready to fly in from all over the country.

This is your last chance to register for this free conference and reception!  Registration is required so that we can be sure to have enough refreshments and materials for all that attend.  Just click on this link to register, and we will see you next week:  www.sierrafund.org/miningsummit.

“Reclaiming the Sierra” is the first conference in California to publicly discuss the many impacts of the Gold Rush on the environment, culture and health of the Sierra Nevada.  Keynote speaker Dr. Jane Hightower will present new information on the health impacts of eating fish contaminated with mercury, like so many of the fish caught in our region.  New information on remediation techniques for abandoned mines, public policies to provide incentives for abandoned mine clean-up, and the potential for “green mining” will be presented.

The public is also invited to attend the Summit Reception to be held on Monday November 8 at 6:00 p.m. at the Stonehouse Restaurant in downtown Nevada City.  This reception will feature a short awards presentation to individuals that have been leaders in Reclaiming the Sierra.  If you would like to attend the reception, but have not registered for the conference please RSVP to emily.rivenes @ sierrafund.org. 

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