According to today’s most recent update from the National Park Service, Tioga Pass will indeed open tomorrow, May 11. While the road opening will cut hours off travel time from the Eastern Sierra to Yosemite, visitors should be prepared for very few amenities and services on the road to Yosemite Valley. Read the (more…)
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival—Los Angeles, hosted by the Mono Lake Committee earlier this month, featured a very special reception to honor a very special person. The Committee teamed up with our friends at Barefoot Wine & Bubbly to celebrate Committee co-founder Sally Gaines, one of Barefoot’s seven “Soles of the Year!”
Barefoot has a long history of supporting non-profit organizations, and they took their support one step further this spring when they launched their Soles of the Year program to honor extraordinary individuals, like Sally, who have made a lasting impact in their communities. The reception at the film festival was a great (more…)
When: Saturday, March 9
Where: The Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theater in West Hollywood
Tickets: Matinee or evening tickets—$20/$15 for members; All-day festival pass—$35/$30 for members. Ticket prices will increase at the door. All tickets include entry to (more…)
The Mono Lake Committee is once again bringing the Wild & Scenic Film Festival to Los Angeles! This year’s event will feature two sessions of engaging environmental and adventure films, as well as a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception hosted by Barefoot Wine & Bubbly. Seating is limited, so be sure to buy your tickets soon.
- When: March 9th, 2013, 1:00pm–10:00pm
- Where: The Cinefamily Theatre at 611 N Fairfax, Los Angeles. Free parking courtesy of Premiere Valet Services is available across the street from the theater at Fairfax High.
- Tickets: All-day Festival Pass: $35 /$30 for members; Matinee or Evening tickets: $20 / $15 for members. All tickets include entry to the Barefoot Wine & Bubbly Reception with light hors d’oeuvres.
Be sure to check out our event website and follow the Wild & Scenic LA event on Facebook and Twitter for more information on the festival and the unique films. We look forward to seeing you in Los Angeles this spring!
Mono Lake has donned its winter personality—the water is tinged green, the beach is covered in snow, and the rabbitbrush has turned brown. The whole basin has a calm, serene feeling that is a stark contrast from the hum of summer.
Mono Lake has been seeing fewer human visitors, of course, but the seasonal silence is more than that. In the summer, Mono Lake is teeming with life and activity, and in the dead of winter it just seems … quiet. Which begs the question—where are all of Mono Lake’s creatures hiding in the wintertime? (more…)
Last weekend, Mono Lake Committee staff members traveled to Nevada City for a weekend of film, art, music, activism, and inspiration. For the eleventh consecutive year, the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) brought together engaging environmental and adventure films for the four-day, ten-venue Wild & Scenic Film Festival. Communications Director Arya Degenhardt, Education Director Bartshe Miller, Communications Coordinator Elin Ljung, and I road tripped through cities and over snowy mountain passes to attend the festival in preparation for our upcoming Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Los Angeles, which we host. (more…)
Lee Vining is covered in a blanket of snow, making the approaching holidays seem all the more present. As you’re finishing up your shopping lists this week, consider handmade gifts from Eastern Sierra local artisans. Miniature Sierra wildflower notecard sets are the perfect gifts for those on your list with an appreciation for nature and art. Each set features a beautiful painting of a wildflower native to the Sierra sure to be recognized and well-loved by anyone who has spent time exploring these mountains and meadows. Shooting stars, corn lilies, penstemon, lupine—Susan Greenleaf of Bishop has done a beautiful (more…)
With work, appointments, and errands, we live in an on-the-go society. Meals are often eaten in the office or the car with plastic utensils and containers that are used once and tossed in the name of convenience. Luckily, the Mono Lake Committee online store has gifts to help you and your busy loved ones break free from the use-and-toss lifestyle.
Water is a subject near and dear to us here at the Mono Lake Committee. It is the source of all life on our planet and the cause of both success and struggle for human beings. Newly added to the Committee’s online store are two books that take a look at water and what a changing climate means for this precious resource. (more…)