The combination of spring’s arrival and the opening of fishing season on April 27 is prompting many visitors to ask when campgrounds and business will begin to open in the Mono Basin. Now that Sonora Pass (Highway 108) is open as of April 24, with the possibility that Tioga Pass may open before Memorial Day weekend, Lee Vining will again be swarming with activity in no time! Here are recent updates (more…)
Now that the 2012 Free Drawing is wrapped up, it’s time to secure prizes for the 2013 Free Drawing. The Mono Lake Committee’s Free Drawing is the largest and most successful annual fundraiser for the organization.
The Free Drawing is made possible through the generous support of businesses, organizations, and individuals. The success of (more…)
Last month, as usual, I logged onto the American Express website to perform the mundane task of paying my credit card bill. To my surprise I saw a photo of Mono Lake featured on the American Express website (more…)
It’s generally Mono Lake Committee Executive Director Geoff McQuilkin who journeys to Los Angeles for meetings and events, but last week the entire Committee staff had the opportunity to take a group trip to LA. From beginning to end our four-day excursion was chock-full of activities. Here’s a snapshot of our itinerary—watch for more in-depth posts to follow.
Thursday, March 7:
Lee Vining to Burbank in time for lunch at the Kogi BBQ Truck
After a winter in Lee Vining with only one possible restaurant to visit, we devoured our delicious tacos, and made sure to (more…)
Help benefit the Mono Lake Committee’s efforts toward protection, restoration, and education in the Mono Basin by shopping on Amazon. Amazon will credit approximately 5% of your purchase, before taxes, to the Mono Lake Committee just by using this link when making purchases on Amazon.
If you can’t make a direct contribution to the Committee (more…)
Have you seen the short video A Legacy for Mono Lake? Last summer, intern Erik Lyon created a video highlighting storefront improvements made possible by a bequest from longtime supporter Grace de Laet.
Many thanks to Erik Lyon for creating the video, and to Grace de Laet for giving us a reason to make the video. For more information on making a bequest, Membership Coordinator Ellen King is available by email or phone at (760) 647-6595 x123 to answer your questions.
We know it isn’t always possible to make direct monetary contributions to non-profits like the Mono Lake Committee, but by simply purchasing things you normally would through these links you can turn your online shopping into online giving.
After four months of leading interpretive tours at Mono Lake and helping visitors in the Information Center & Bookstore last summer, my winter work has shifted to office projects. One of the most important projects I have is to reconnect with Mono Lake Committee members who we haven’t heard from in a while by renewing their membership and updating their information.
Which may be the reason you’ve received a call, email, or letter from me … and if you haven’t yet, you may in the future. (more…)
It’s always exciting to deliver good news to people, and this month I had the pleasure of doing just that! With a little help from my ladybug friend (see photo) and a handful of cheery and encouraging fellow Mono Lake Committee staff, on January 3, 29 tickets, out of thousands, were drawn for the 2012 Free Drawing for Mono Lake.
After names were drawn congratulations were in order—I called each winner to notify them they had won a (more…)
It looks and feels like fall! Visit any of the canyons in the Eastern Sierra and Mono Basin to experience the ever-changing fall colors. Each canyon holds its own beautiful surprise and array of colors from yellows and oranges to fiery reds. Higher elevations areas are displaying more color, while lower-elevation areas have just begun to change within the last week or two. Here is an update for curious fall color explorers and seekers.
Rock Creek Canyon: At or near its peak as of October 1. Colors range from yellows to oranges, some reds. (more…)