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Saving the gulls: The fence is up

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 by Terry, Membership Assistant
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Last Wednesday my husband and I struck out across the landbridge heading towards Negit Island. Our destination: check out the one-mile-long temporary fence being installed to protect the nesting California Gulls.

Gull researcher Kristie Nelson installs wildlife cameras on the temporary electrified fence that stretches across Mono Lake’s landbridge, protecting nesting California Gulls from coyote predation. Photo by Terry McLaughlin.

Thanks to all the donors who supported a successful #LongLivetheGulls Indiegogo campaign to raise funds to purchase the fence materials. Now the Mono Lake Committee had to meet a lofty goal: The fence had to be installed and fully functional by April 1. (more…)

Consider monthly membership with the Mono Lake Committee

Thursday, February 18th, 2016 by Terry, Membership Assistant
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Like many of you, I’ve been a member of the Mono Lake Committee for years. The importance of the work the Committee does and the efficiency and effectiveness of how they use my donations have kept me on board through tough times as well as times of abundance.

But the paperwork associated with membership quickly became a hassle for me. I could never keep track of when my membership came due, had I sent my check last month, when does my membership expire? I started to realize that when I got that paper mail I was getting annoyed.

Then I discovered the monthly giving program: Guardians of the Lake. (more…)

New gallery show: Penny Otwell’s Mono Basin paintings

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 by Terry, Membership Assistant
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"Moon Over Mono," oil on panel, 6 x 12" by Penny Otwell.

“Moon Over Mono,” oil on panel, 6 x 12″ by Penny Otwell.

We are delighted to host nationally-acclaimed artist Penny Otwell‘s work in the Mono Lake Committee gallery. Penny, a member of the Committee since its inception, has been painting scenes from the Mono Basin since 1964. Her fascination with the steep escarpment of the Eastern Sierra joining the desert at Mono Lake, the aspen-filled canyons, the smell of sage, and arid air compels Penny to return to the Mono Basin to paint again and again.

Join us for an evening artist’s reception to open the new show, entitled “Arresting Horizons,” on Saturday, September 5. From 6:00 to 7:30pm come enjoy wine and cheese, meet Penny, and enjoy her beautiful work in the Mono Lake Committee gallery.

The show features a variety of (more…)

Fine art sale at the Mono Lake Committee gallery

Thursday, August 6th, 2015 by Terry, Membership Assistant
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Artist L. Wren Walraven’s popular Mono Lake Committee gallery show will end in a couple of weeks, and so all original artwork hanging on the gallery walls is now on sale, 20% off, until August 17, 2015.

"Mono Lake Trio," a Green-tailed Towhee, Yellow Warbler, and Sage Thrasher. Mixed media on wood panel by L.Wren Walraven.

“Mono Lake Trio,” a Green-tailed Towhee, Yellow Warbler, and Sage Thrasher. Mixed media on wood panel by L.Wren Walraven.

Walraven’s colorful, playful style appeals to a variety of tastes and decors. Her artwork takes a fresh look at familiar wildlife and avian friends. (more…)

Mono Lake Committee summer hours begin this Thursday: Open 8:00am to 9:00pm every day

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 by Terry, Membership Assistant
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The summer travel season in the Eastern Sierra brings migrants and pilgrims.

The birds, attuned to nature’s siren song, have winged their way to the Mono Basin. The long days and warm nights bring the fecundity back to the brush and pines. These feathered migrants perch, peck, and peruse our shores and sage, feeding their young in hope for the next generation. Blue, black, yellow, green, orange, red, and white tufted flyers startle across skies.

Likewise, with open passes and the promise of adventure, come the pilgrims. Join them.

Starting Thursday, June 18 the Mono Lake Committee Information Center & Bookstore will be open from 8:00am to 9:00pm every day. Pilgrims are welcome.

Looking for birds, flowers, fish, or trails? Need a book, bottle, or bric-a-brac? Come see us. All our books and T-shirts are gluten free.

The days are long but summer is short.

Two internship opportunities at the Mono Lake Committee

Friday, July 4th, 2014 by Terry, Membership Assistant
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Do you know someone who has wanted to work at the Mono Lake Committee but couldn’t commit for the whole summer? Right now we have a unique offering—two Information Center & Bookstore Intern positions. This internship will last only six weeks, starting August 6 and continuing through September 30.

Apply for the Information Center & Bookstore Intern position to come work at Mono Lake and hone your customer service skills! Photo by Elin Ljung.

Several of our current Mono Lake Interns are heading back to school in early August—we wish them well and support their thirst for further education. However, this leaves us looking for qualified applicants to help us finish the busy summer season.

The Information Center & Bookstore Interns will help out in the Information Center & Bookstore, assisting visitors to the Mono Basin and working with store customers. This is a chance to spend time in the Mono Basin while honing your customer service skills and building your knowledge of this special area.

Check out the full job description here. The positions will remain open until filled. Call Office Manager Terry McLaughlin at (760) 647-6595 with questions.

New gallery show: Ane Carla Rovetta’s pastel & soil paintings

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 by Terry, Membership Assistant
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You don’t want to miss the Mono Lake Committee’s new gallery show, A Distant Sparkle: The Mono Basin & Beyond, a colorful interpretation of the vast Eastern Sierra, captured by artist Ane Carla Rovetta’s brilliant pastel and soil paintings.

"The Lake from Lee Vining Canyon. Pastel over iron oxide in milkpaint by Ane Carla Rovetta.

Ane Carla not only paints her landscapes on location, she paints WITH the location!  Ane Carla uses stone, soot, soils and even pollen to create unique pastels and vivid artwork. A Distant Sparkle will be on display through July 31, 2014.

"Mono Lake from Conway Summit." Soils, whiting, azurite, and ultramarine over Italian soil in milkpaint by Ane Carla Rovetta.

Mark Saturday, May 24 on your calendar—this is your chance to meet the artist and watch her create her fabulous pastels from Mono Basin soils. There will be a pastel-making demonstration starting at 3:30pm, followed by an artist’s reception with refreshments starting at 5:30pm.

"Late light from Lundy Canyon." Pastel by Ane Carla Rovetta.

Holiday shopping: Mono Lake Committee logo gear

Friday, December 13th, 2013 by Terry, Membership Assistant
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The Mono Lake Committee offers fun, stylish and tasteful logo gear that I enjoy giving to friends and family and wearing myself.


Some of my favorite clothing items are the super-soft baseball shirts or racer-back tanks that declare “Mono Lake is worth saving.” Sometimes I’m looking for a more subtle approach, so I don a (more…)

Holiday shopping: Selected books

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 by Terry, Membership Assistant
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As the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, I love curling up with a good book. The Mono Lake Committee has a great selection this holiday season, including Birds of the Sierra Nevada, The Crossley ID Guide to Raptors, What the Robin Knows, 50 Classic Day Hikes of the Eastern Sierra, and The Common Bees of California for the nature lovers on your list.


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Holiday shopping with the Mono Lake Committee

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 by Terry, Membership Assistant
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There are only 40 days left before Christmas … time to start checking off your lists with gifts from the Mono Lake Committee!

Do your holiday shopping at the Mono Lake Committee, where all proceeds benefit Mono Lake! Photo by Elin Ljung.

Take a look at our 2013 fall catalog selections to get some ideas flowing, and keep an eye here on the Mono-logue—this month we’ll be featuring our favorite products for the season. For holiday shopping, you have three options: you can shop online, call us at (760) 647-6595 to place an order, or send in the mail order form from your recent Mono Lake Newsletter.

When you shop with the Mono Lake Committee, 100% of your purchases benefit the protection, restoration, and education efforts happening for Mono Lake. Happy holidays!

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