NEVADA CITY, 7 November 2011 – The Sierra Fund made a big splash at the recent National Association of Abandoned Mine Lands Programs Conference held in Squaw Valley, CA. The Conference was cosponsored by the states of California and Nevada, and brought together participants in 35 federally funded state and tribal government remediation programs from around the country to talk about challenges and opportunities in abandoned mine remediation activities.
TSF staff was invited to make four separate presentations at the conference, and we had a booth to distribute our materials and Summit announcements all three days of the event. We were astonished to learn that we were the first non-profit organization to ever attend the conference, much less speak at the event or have a table.
Our presentations were enthusiastically received, especially the tour of the Humbug Creek watershed project that our Science Director, Dr. Carrie Monohan, led alongside US Geological Survey scientist Dr. Charles Alpers.