Sierra Streams Institute
Sierra Streams Institute is a watershed monitoring, research, and restoration group based in Nevada City, California, in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Our mission is to link water, science and people for the benefit of human and environmental health. Founded in 1995 as Friends of Deer Creek, SSI has grown to become an important voice in the regional scientific community—but we are still proud to call Deer Creek our home watershed.
Sierra Streams Institute relies on the dedication of our volunteers. With thirty monthly monitoring sites and numerous scientific and educational projects, we always welcome new volunteers, whatever your interests and experience. Community participation in our work is not only vital to our mission but also richly rewarding for our members, who receive scientific training and expertise, meet their neighbors, and participate in local restoration and monitoring projects.
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