The atmospheric river keeps on giving! For nearly a week now, Mono Lake and the Eastern Sierra have been receiving heavy snow and rain, which is great news for these drought-parched areas. But it does bring complications for people living and traveling here.
Together, we survived yet another year of drought. The Mono Lake Committee works year-round to protect and restore Mono Lake, its tributary streams, and your favorite places in the Mono Basin, and we couldn’t do it without your support. We hope you’ll consider making a year-end donation to help these ongoing efforts.
Making a donation is quick and easy—click the button below or give us a call at (760) 647-6595. Thank you!
The holiday season is here, and we hope you’ll stop in to explore our shop and ask us all of your Mono Lake questions as you travel along Highway 395.
Please keep in mind that the Information Center & Bookstore will be closed on Christmas Day: Sunday, December 25 and New Year’s Day: Sunday, January 1 so that our staff can enjoy the holidays with their families and friends.
We hope to see you during your winter journeys to the Mono Basin. Happy holidays!
What does almost every permanent staff member at the Mono Lake Committee have in common? Most started their Committee careers as seasonal staff; either as Mono Lake Interns, Information Center & Bookstore Assistants, Canoe Coordinators, or Outdoor Education Instructors. We have all enjoyed leading canoe tours, interpretive programs, and worked shifts in the bookstore.
Job descriptions for the Mono Lake Committee’s summer 2017 seasonal jobs are now posted, so if you would like to join us in one of the most unique places in the American West, check them out!
Applications will be accepted starting January 1, 2017 and positions are open until filled. If you are interested, make sure to apply early. If you have any questions regarding the positions, please read the job description for the appropriate person’s contact information.
Every winter, from December 14 to January 5, birders all over the Americas get together to contribute to one of the largest citizen science data sets in the world. It’s called the Christmas Bird Count, or CBC.
Interestingly enough, the CBC it started as a Christmas hunting competition, but as conservation issues rose, an ornithologist named Frank Chapman sparked the idea of a count instead of a hunt. One hundred and sixteen years ago (in 1900), the first Christmas Bird Count occurred: 27 birders counted birds all day in 25 different locations. The count evolved and grew (more…)
If you’ve ever visited the Mono Lake Committee Information Center & Bookstore in person, then you know our location is quite remote. As a result, mail shipped from the Mono Lake Committee isn’t as speedy as mail from, say, Los Angeles or the Bay Area. Add in the possibility of winter storms and delayed travel, and you’ll understand how the term “snail mail” came to be.
We want to make sure you get your Mono Lake Committee gifts by Christmas—therefore, we are now sending out our last call for shipping. For orders being shipped throughout the United States place your orders by Friday, December 16 to ensure that they reach you by Christmas. If your order will be shipped within California, place your orders by Tuesday, December 20. Use expedited shipping if you place your order after these dates; no guarantee of holiday arrival.
Happy holidays and thank you for your support!
Thank you to everyone who has supported the Mono Lake Committee while shopping on Amazon this year—our annual goal is in sight!
We’re less than $700 away from reaching our target of $4,500 raised through the Amazon Associate program. This program donates 5% of purchases made using this link back to the Mono Lake Committee—so to meet our goal we’ll have to collectively spend $14,000 by the end of 2016. That might sound like a lot, but if each of our 16,000 amazing members spends just $1 on their remaining holiday shopping through Amazon we will exceed our goal!
Bookmark this link to use when you shop on Amazon, and you can support our work to protect, restore, and educate about Mono Lake at no additional cost to you. Happy holidays!
Happy holidays from the Mono Lake Committee! If you are looking to support small local businesses and Mono Lake this holiday season, we have you covered; our 2016 Fall Catalog features a great selection of gifts from local artists and authors.
Organic whipped body butter: Living at high altitude we’ve become connoisseurs of good lotions and hand creams to get us through the cold dry winters, and nothing beats this organic whipped body butter from our friends at Joyous Organics in Mammoth Lakes. Choose between citrus vanilla and jasmine fragrances—each crafted from therapeutic-grade essential oils, and packaged in a glass jar.
This Thanksgiving Day, we are thankful for your generous donations, faithful support, visits to our Lee Vining headquarters, emails asking about our work, views of our website, comments on our Mono-logue posts, Instagram photos, Facebook and Twitter comments, phone calls from far away, and above all, for your love for this place. Together we are standing strong for Mono Lake. Thank you and happy Thanksgiving.