About us

MineWatch Nevada County is a community effort to oppose the reopening of the Idaho-Maryland Mine. 


Our mission is to share community perspectives and research in a single place, and act as a centralized hub to help people learn and take action. 


We are residents, businesses, and nonprofits who are impacted by the proposed mining operations.


Each of us has a unique strength:

  • Researchers identify impacts

  • Advocates talk with government decision-makers

  • Legal minds collaborate and take action with environmental lawyers

  • Educators help citizens take action


This site brings the best of all of us together to STOP THE MINE.

This site is brought to you by the Community Environmental Advocates Foundation, a nonprofit organization that works in collaboration with residents, businesses, and other nonprofits to provide analysis and advocacy on issues that impact our community. 

Your tax-deductible contribution helps with research, community education, and legal fees. CEA Foundation has hired the highly respected environmental law firm, Shute, Mihaly, and Weinberger, to assist with this effort. 

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"Once again, a junior mining company wants to re-open the mine. We beat EmGold in the past. Together, we can beat this one too."


Ralph Silberstein, President, CEA Foundation

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