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Post It Day
April 13, 2019 @ 9:00 amFREE
On Saturday, April 13, The Sierra Fund will host their fifth annual Post It Day event, sending groups of volunteers to water bodies like Englebright Lake, Camp Far West Reservoir, Lake Clementine and more to post state-issued fish consumption advisories at critical fishing access points.
The goal of this project is to increase access to important guidelines for making healthy fish choices, especially for those with a higher exposure risk, such as women of childbearing age and children, and groups who consume large quantities of fish as part of cultural or subsistence diets.
Due to a history of gold mining in our region, a number of Sierra Nevada watersheds are impacted with mercury, which can be incorporated into the food web, making certain species of fish unsafe to consume in unrestricted quantities. By posting fish consumption advisories at popular fishing locations, we increase the likelihood that anglers and the public will see the guidelines and change their fish consumption habits to eat less high-mercury fish such as bass, and instead consume low-mercury options such as rainbow trout.
For more information and sign-up contact Greg Thrush at The Sierra Fund. He can be reached at 530-265-8454 ext 212 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org