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2019 Mono Lake Committee Annual Report

December 7th, 2019 by Arya, Communications Director

The Mono Lake Committee’s 2019 Annual Report is now available online and in print!

The 2019 Mono Lake Committee Annual Report is now available online. Photo courtesy of Thomas Piekunka.

The report is full of photos of the Mono Lake Committee in action in our focus areas of protection, restoration, education, and scientific research. It also has the Committee’s … more »

Mono Lake Committee gift guide

December 5th, 2019 by Lily, Information Center & Bookstore Manager

Still looking for the last few holiday gifts on your list? I’ve put together this guide with a few of my favorite picks from our online store to help you finish up your holiday shopping. As always, 100% of any purchase made through our online store supports our work to protect and restore Mono Lake!

For the adventurer: … more »

Giving Tuesday is over, but your donation for Mono Lake can still be matched

December 4th, 2019 by Elin, Communications Coordinator

Together with our Giving Tuesday challenge-match, we raised more than $15,000 for Mono Lake!

Thank you … for stepping up, pitching in, joining us for sunrise, sharing your love of Mono Lake, and for supporting protection, restoration, education, and science at Mono Lake with your donation.

If you didn’t have a chance to donate on Giving Tuesday, your donation can still be matched by Patagonia. Donate to us today on Patagonia Action Works and they will match it up to $10,000 per donation and $10 million total through the end of the year.

Just as every drop of water helps Mono Lake rise, donations of any size help keep the Mono Lake Committee’s work going strong.

Join us for a snowy sunrise at Mono Lake for Giving Tuesday

December 2nd, 2019 by Arya, Communications Director

Join us for a snowy sunrise at Mono Lake for Giving Tuesday

It is snowing once again here at Mono Lake! When the snow comes we breathe a sigh of relief since every drop helps us reach a higher lake level and a healthier lake.

We are continuing our Giving Tuesday tradition of bringing you a Mono Lake sunrise, live from the shoreline. We hope you’ll join us at 6:30am tomorrow for the show.

It has been an exciting year at Mono Lake … more »

Patagonia matching all gifts to the Mono Lake Committee through December

November 29th, 2019 by Andrew, Digital Engagement Coordinator

“Black Friday is often a day when we go out and buy things we don’t really need and give them to people who don’t really want them,” writes Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario. This Black Friday, instead of going to the mall, Patagonia is challenging us to donate to environmental organizations, including the Mono Lake Committee, in the name of friends and loved ones.

Patagonia has committed to match all donations given on Action Works, dollar for dollar, up to $10,000 per donation and $10 million total from November 29 to December 31. … more »

We are thankful for your support

November 28th, 2019 by Elin, Communications Coordinator

Mono Lake on a bright fall day. Photo by Andrew Youssef.

On Thanksgiving Day, we are thankful for your faithful support shown in so many ways: visits to our Lee Vining headquarters, emails asking about our work, purchases in the bookstore, views of our website, phone calls from far away, Facebook and Twitter comments, Instagram photos, generous donations, and most of all—your love for Mono Lake. Thank you and happy Thanksgiving.

Every drop counts (double) for Mono Lake this Giving Tuesday

November 26th, 2019 by Andrew, Digital Engagement Coordinator

2019 was an exciting year at Mono Lake—the lake rose more than an entire vertical foot to 6,382.5 feet above sea level!

To celebrate, an anonymous donor has pledged a one-to-one match for all donations given from now through Giving Tuesday (December 3), up to $6,392—the management level for Mono Lake—which means you can double your impact for Mono Lake.

We’ve also put together a time lapse video so you can see this summer’s lake rise before your eyes. After watching, be sure to share the video with … more »

Save 15% when you shop the Mono Lake store in November

November 22nd, 2019 by Lily, Information Center & Bookstore Manager

Now through November 30, 2019 enter code MERRYMONO at the Mono Lake Committee’s online store to get 15% off!

Get 15% off at the Mono Lake Committee’s online store now through November 30 when you use code MERRYMONO. Photo by Elin Ljung.

The online store has a fantastic selection of books, handmade goods, Committee logo items, apparel, games, and ornaments this holiday season. Many items are exclusive to the Mono Lake Committee—you can’t find them anywhere else! … more »

Tioga Inn development proposes significant adverse impacts: Inadequate DSEIR prompts strong public response to Mono County

November 21st, 2019 by Bartshé, Eastern Sierra Policy Director

Mono County is considering a newly-proposed development of unprecedented scale in the Mono Basin. The controversial Tioga Inn project proposes an expansion at the Tioga Gas Mart (often called the Mobil Mart), and includes a 100-unit “Workforce Housing Village” of two-story buildings on top of a highly visible bluff at the junction of Highway 395 and Highway 120 West.

A mock-up of the Tioga Inn project, looking west, shows the scale of the development if it were to be built as proposed in the DSEIR. Mono Lake Committee graphic made with Google Earth.

The Tioga Inn project has an alarming number of “significant and unavoidable adverse environmental impacts,” as stated in the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (DSEIR) released this summer. Among these impacts are … more »

Support Mono Lake with donor-advised funds, IRA/stock gifts

November 20th, 2019 by Anna, Philanthropy Director

As the calendar speeds quickly towards Thanksgiving, there are so many things for which we are grateful! This time of the year connects us with so many members through year-end contributions.

As you consider a year-end gift to support the protection, restoration, education, and science research work of the Mono Lake Committee, I wanted to share some different ways people use to support the work of the Committee that might be helpful for you to consider.

Donor Advised Fund
A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a type of giving program that lets you combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to easily support the Mono Lake Committee. … more »

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