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POSTPONED- Effects of Legacy Mining on Recreation and Fish

Even though many mines in Nevada County no longer operate, their effects on the local ecosystem are still being felt. The Sierra Fund is holding an event that discusses some effects on the local watershed as well as local trails. Event organizer Amber Taxiera says two topics will be presented at Tuesday’s gathering at the Nevada City Veteran’s Hall.
Click here to listen to Amber Taxiera

Sierra Fund experts will also talk about exposure to toxins through fish as well as dust exposure on recreational trails.
Click here to listen to Amber Taxiera

Taxiera says many of the samples came back clean- but there are several trails in Nevada and surrounding counties that had high levels of contamination. The meeting will provide information about what trails and watersheds are effected by legacy mining. Deer Creek Tribute Trail, Hirschmans Pond in Nevada City, and Lonesome Lake on the San Juan Ridge assessments will be reviewed.

The event is planned for Tuesday October 8th beginning at 7:00 PM however, it may be rescheduled because of the government shutdown. Many of the presenters work for government organizations that are not in operation during the funding delay. For updated information visit reclaimingthesierra.org.

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