Have you wondered how healthy Deer Creek is? Are you curious about how the drought might be impacting water quality or the animals that depend on Deer Creek and Little Deer Creek? Do you want to know what impact historic gold mining has had on the health of our ecosystems? It isn’t just scientists who wonder about these questions, but science can help us find the answers.

If you are interested in learning more about the health of our local waterways, start by joining Sierra Streams Institute on July 24th at the Picnic Area B (right) in Pioneer Park from 10 AM – 12PM. We will share what we have learned over the last 21 years about the impact of droughts and floods, climate change, fire, and historic mining on our local waterways.

The event will include a demonstration of our water quality monitoring and introductions to some of our local plants and animals. We will highlight our Pioneer Park creek restoration and discuss the impacts of mining’s lasting legacy. 

Sierra Streams Institute has worked with various organizations to find solutions to the problems that afflict Deer Creek, Bear River, and other watersheds throughout the region that share the challenges resulting from 150 years of gold mining, human development, and agriculture.

Last year, we lost our laboratory and offices to the Jones fire and are working ever since to rebuild an even more resilient organization.

At our core, we are a community and citizen science organization. This means that in future we need YOUR input to help navigate which questions are most important to investigate and what restoration projects we should take on. And, we want to make sure that YOU find out the results of our research!

Please join us on July 24 to learn how you can get involved and help support our research. Together we can work to keep our local waterways healthy for future generations to enjoy.

Please RSVP at: https://forms.gle/vZnKc76e83uS3UMW8