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New gallery show: Penny Otwell’s Mono Basin paintings

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 by Terry, Information Center & Bookstore Manager
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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…)

Mono Lake: The essence of this unique place

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 by Sandra, Birding Intern
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The tranquil Mono Lake shoreline at sunrise. Photo by Sandra Noll.

The tranquil Mono Lake shoreline at sunrise. Photo by Sandra Noll.

With less than a month remaining in my summer internship with the Mono Lake Committee, I am drawn to revisit the essence of this unique place.

Mono Lake is a vast, hyper-saline, hyper-alkaline terminal lake. It indulges intense mood swings while comfortably nestled within the mostly-arid Mono Basin now resplendent with aromatic Great Basin sagebrush and yellow-flowered rabbitbrush. Striking mountains and rolling hills surround the basin. Riparian corridors of freshwater streams feeding the lake are green and lush thanks to restoration efforts and the unexpected bounty of spring and summer rains. One’s eye is refreshed at every turn. (more…)

Enter the Free Drawing … you could win a Cali4nia ski pass!

Friday, August 21st, 2015 by Ellen, Membership Coordinator
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We recently mailed tickets for our 2015 Free Drawing to Mono Lake Committee members. You must return them to be entered to win one of this year’s great prizes. We suggest that you include a $5 donation for each ticket you return, but you do not have to make a donation to enter.

You could win an iPad mini, a GoPro Camera, a Cali4nia Ski Pass, or a tempting vacation package in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Death Valley and, of course, the Eastern Sierra! Take a look at the full prize list and then send in your tickets today.

If you’re not a Mono Lake Committee member, you still can enter the Free Drawing. Send an email with your name and address to me, Ellen King, and we’ll send you ten tickets (or more, if you ask!). Be sure to return the tickets in order to be entered into the drawing. Or, if you’re planning a visit to Lee Vining, you can fill out tickets in our Information Center & Bookstore.

Tickets must be received by December 10, 2015. Remember—you can’t win a prize if you don’t enter!

Walker Fire update: Potential evacuation alert for Lee Vining is lifted

Thursday, August 20th, 2015 by Elin, Communications Coordinator
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Great news from the agencies fighting the Walker Fire today—the CodeRed Emergency Alert for Lee Vining has been lifted, which means there will not be evacuations! This applies to everything north of the Double Eagle Resort & Spa in June Lake, including the Silver Lake and Grant Lake areas. However, campgrounds in lower Lee Vining Canyon will remain closed through the weekend.

We are immensely grateful to the firefighters and agency personnel who arrived in Lee Vining quickly after the fire started, jumped right on it, fought it tirelessly, and who continue to put out spot fires and work towards full containment. In light of yesterday’s news of the three firefighters who lost their lives in northern Washington, we hope more than ever that everyone stays safe.

The current Walker Fire perimeter. Map courtesy of the Inyo National Forest.

The current Walker Fire perimeter. Map courtesy of the Inyo National Forest.

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