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Toxicity of Mushrooms from Legacy Mines

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THE STORY:

Is it safe to eat edible mushrooms gathered from former mine sites in the Sierra Nevada? Help us answer this question by contributing to the Yuba Watershed Institute's new research project.

We will test samples of up to 4 species of edible mushrooms collected from hydraulic "diggings" in Nevada County. Samples will be tested in a specialized laboratory for pollutant metals such as arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury, chromium, copper, nickel, and zinc. These samples from legacy mining sites will be compared to samples of the same species collected from sites with no history of mining. For your contribution, we will send you the results of our study when it is completed.

The Yuba Watershed Institute, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is a group of citizens who are concerned with the sustainable use of natural resources and the long-term biological diversity within the Yuba river watershed. Our educational programs, watershed journal, and activities stewarding the 'Inimim Forest on the San Juan Ridge reflect a sincere effort to bring economic, ecological, and environmental awareness to our region.

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  • Mai Loevaas

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  • Magdalena Halford

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  • Robert Wolaver

    $50

  • Joy Waite

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Daniel Nicholson

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YUBA WATERSHED INSTITUTE

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1% Raised of $8,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Joy Waite

Joy Waite

DONATION: $25

6 months ago

Robert Wolaver

Robert Wolaver

DONATION: $50

6 months ago

Magdalena Halford

Magdalena Halford

DONATION: $25

7 months ago

Mai Loevaas

Mai Loevaas

DONATION: $25

7 months ago

Cathe' Fish

Cathe' Fish

DONATION: $25

Practical Permaculture 7 months ago