Gateway Presents: “Legacies of Mining the Sierra Nevada.”
This series focuses on the various ecological, social and medical impacts made by mining practices throughout California’s history. Presentations will take place on four consecutive Wednesday evenings beginning October 3 and ending October 25, 2012.
Presentations begin at 7:30pm at the Chico Area Recreation District (CARD) Center at 545 Vallombrosa Avenue.
A donation of $3 per adult is requested. Students are free with valid student ID card.
“A Gold Rush Legacy: Mercury contamination, methylation, and bioaccumulation associated with historical gold mining in the Sierra Nevada” will be presented by Charles Alpers, Ph.D., Research Chemist for U.S. Geological Survey.
“An Overview of Surface Mining in California - Past to Present” will be presented by Chris Thomas, senior planner for Butte County Department of Development Services.
“Fish and Dust: Exposure to mining toxins in the Gold Country” will be presented by Carrie Monohan, Ph.D., Science Director of The Sierra Fund and lecturer in the CSUC Geological and Environmental Sciences Department.
“The Impact of Gold Mining On Human Health in the Sierra Nevada” will be presented by Rebekah Damazo, MSN, and faculty member at CSUC School of Nursing.
For more information visit www.gatewayscience.org or call (530) 898-4121