San Francisco Bay Fish Project

Project Timeline: 2010 - 2013

Fish are an important part of a healthy diet, and many cultures and indigenous people fish in local watersheds as a part of their cultural practices.  Some fish in the San Francisco Bay, however, are contaminated by mercury and PCBs at levels of concern.  In collaboration with the California Department of Public Health, the Sequoia Foundation developed the San Francisco Bay Fish Project is a two-year project to reduce exposure to harmful chemicals from eating San Francisco Bay fish.  The project engaged community groups in fish education and outreach, providing training, educational materials, and grants to the California Indian Environmental Alliance, Asian Pacifica Association for Family Support Services, GreenAction for Health and Environmental Justice, and Kids for the Bay.  Sequoia worked with these organizations from 2011 to 2012 to incorporate fish education into their ongoing programs.