The holidays are joyful, sometimes stressful times, which is why spa and bath products make excellent gifts. These are a few of our favorite spa items available in our online store.
Season’s greetings from the Mono Lake Committee! What better way to treat the young ones in your life this holiday season than with a gift from the Committee’s online store? Our 2015 Fall Catalog offers several items that are great for kids and help save Mono Lake too:
The fourth year of drought has ushered in intensive urban water conservation efforts across the state.
In Southern California there are many ways residents can save water (see the Mono Lake Committee’s water conservation web page for a lot of great and simple ideas). One highly popular option is replacing water-hungry lawn turf with drought-resistant native plants. So popular, in fact, that all $350 million in rebate incentives authorized by the Metropolitan Water District in June was spent by July. … more »
The 2013 Mono Basin Stream Restoration Agreement is a major milestone in the long-running effort to recover the health of Rush, Lee Vining, Parker, and Walker creeks after the damage caused by decades of excessive water diversions. The current priority is for the terms of the Agreement to be incorporated into the official water license issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board to the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power.
While progress has been slow, completion and formal approval of the newly revised license draws ever closer. Once the license is issued, the many benefits of the … more »
Looking for the perfect holiday gift to share a little of Mono Lake with someone special this holiday season? Look no further than the Mono Lake Committee fall catalog! This year we have many exclusive products that feature the Committee logo, tufa towers, and everyone’s favorite brine shrimp.
Unfortunately, the saga continues for the lawful return of water to Mill Creek.
After Mono County denied Southern California Edison (SCE) an easement necessary to rehabilitate the existing Mill Creek return conveyance, SCE was forced to file for an extension from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to explore other pipe routes. Over the summer, FERC denied the request on the grounds that it did not demonstrate that the submitted proposals were within the scope of the originally authorized construction. Fortunately, this technicality can easily be resolved by … more »
On Saturday, November 21 at 10:00am, Lee Vining community members will gather at the Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitor Center and walk to Mono Lake to show support and hope for positive global climate progress at the Paris Climate Summit. Join us to support a renewable energy future and a commitment to care for our planet with personal action in solidarity with concerned citizens around the world. … more »
Mono’s streams fare better than expected: Record summer precipitation spared streams worst of the droughtNovember 10th, 2015 by Lisa, Eastern Sierra Policy Director
A surprising thing happened this year in Lee Vining: record-breaking spring and summer precipitation which, thankfully, minimized drought-related stress on vegetation and trout in Mono Lake’s tributary streams. Instead of the brown-gray colors of drought, we saw unusually green vegetation for most of the summer—even the wildflowers were surprisingly robust. The rain was mostly
associated with thunderstorms, when twenty-degree drops in ambient air temperature weren’t unusual. This cooling effect, in the form of rain and air temperature, helped keep the creeks cool enough for trout.
But as soon as the effects of the precipitation dropped off in August, vegetation immediately responded to the extremely dry conditions—an indication that the plants had been living off surface moisture and not a healthy groundwater system.
Committee expands monitoring program
In an effort to better understand the effects of the drought, the Mono Lake Committee added bi-monthly monitoring of … more »
The holiday season is upon us, and it’s time to start making your lists—and checking them twice. There are many great gifts to choose from in the Mono Lake Committee’s online bookstore, and as with all purchases made from the Committee, 100% of profits go towards protection, restoration, and education programs here at Mono Lake!
We invite you to peruse our online store and 2015 Fall Catalog to help you start checking gifts off your list. Purchases can be made directly online, or if you would like to call with your order you can phone (760) 647-6595 Monday through Friday 9:00am–5:00pm to be assisted by one of our staff “elves.” … more »