UUCM’s Stop the Mine Task Force advocates, supports, and organizes UUCM’s informed opposition to the proposed Rise Gold Mine in Grass Valley.

Get active! Send letters to local decision makers.

A corporation originating in Canada proposes to reopen one of the largest gold mines in the world after it failed over 70 years ago (the Idaho-Maryland Mine). Rise Gold Corp. wants to build an extensive industrial complex in the middle of residential areas that will have far reaching social and environmental impacts on air, water, traffic and quality of life in Western Nevada County. The decision to permit the 80-year project will be made by the Board of Supervisors with analysis by local government staffs.  

The overarching problem is that the mining corporation has the attention of the government and special interests that can benefit from monies raised in the stock market and from investors, while the residents of the County must investigate the impacts as volunteer citizens. We the people must bear the burden of making our voices heard.

The Unitarian Universalist Association adopted the seventh principle – “Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.” We now understand that our community’s part of existence is in peril from corporate industry.

It is consistent with our other principles to seek the truth about industrial mining and to use the democratic process in our society to enact a solution.

A spiritual approach gives us strength and persistence for the work ahead.

We are focusing on paper letters because they can be filled in and not look like a mass form letter. Emails of a filled-in letter are better than nothing. Request email addresses from Aristotle2001@gmai

These can be filled in and sent by family, friends, neighbors – any resident of Nevada County.  Many of us are passing out printed copies to everyone we can possibly find.

If you need envelopes with an address label, let us know.  (We have them at UUCM Sunday morning from about 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.)

Together we can win!

Steve Temple and Jim Bair tabling at UUCM on January 16, 2022, the letter campaign kick-off.