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Action Alert – Your phone call for wilderness needed!

February 4th, 2009 by Geoff, Executive Director
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Mono Lake needs your help!

Congress is preparing to act on historic wilderness and wild rivers legislation that will protect public lands near Mono Lake and in the Eastern Sierra.

Please phone your Congressional representative and express your support! … more »

Recently added Website features

January 31st, 2009 by Greg, Information & Restoration Specialist
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We are hard at work optimizing a lot of little details on the Mono Lake Website. A few new features … more »

A new tree species, of sorts

January 30th, 2009 by Geoff, Executive Director
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Can you spot the new species of pine tree sprouting in this Lee Vining photo (taken yesterday and, yes, we really should have more snow in town right now)?

Lee Vining looking south

Looking south through Lee Vining.

Well, it’s the fabled … more »

WRD supports Outdoor Education at Mono Lake

January 25th, 2009 by Bartshé, Education Director
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The Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) has committed $10,000 to underwrite transportation and scholarships for more students to participate in Mono Lake Committee’s Outdoor Experience Program (OE). Thanks to WRD’s support, more students will be able to experience Mono Lake and see how solutions work in balancing the water needs of people and their watersheds. OE is … more »

It’s really raining

January 22nd, 2009 by Arya, Communications Director
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It’s raining hard at this very moment in Lee Vining. We can hear it on the roof here in the office, and it’s all puddles outside in the garden. Looking out across the lake there’s mist hanging in the air, and I can just see the east shore hills in outline on the horizon.

It’s pretty unusual for it to rain like this. And on top of an already unusual January, with virtually no snow, it’s hard to … more »

EPA video features rain gardens

January 16th, 2009 by Greg, Information & Restoration Specialist
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The US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Botanic Garden produced this nine-minute online video, “Reduce Runoff: Slow It Down, Spread It Out, Soak It In,” that highlights green techniques such as rain gardens, green roofs and rain barrels to help manage stormwater runoff. … more »

2009 Mono Lake Field Seminars viewable online

January 15th, 2009 by Elin, Communications Coordinator
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Starting today, all 2009 Mono Lake Field Seminars are available to view online here. The Committee has put together a series of 20 different seminars on topics ranging from … more »

State budget standstill damaging Sierra

January 12th, 2009 by Geoff, Executive Director
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A new survey from our friends at the Sierra Nevada Alliance shows the ongoing state budget wrangling is stymieing important work at more than half the conservation groups in the Sierra. Staff have been laid off at a quarter of the groups surveyed.

Sierra Nevada Alliance – Legislative and Gubernatorial Budget Inaction Cripples Water Protection in Sierra.

Wilderness legislation advancing

January 12th, 2009 by Geoff, Executive Director
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Word is that an omnibus federal lands bill is advancing that incorporates wilderness designation in the Eastern Sierra. This includes federal lands in areas west and east of Mono Lake. Stay tuned!

Senate boosts wilderness protection across US – washingtonpost.com.

Mono Basin Winter Update: January Thaw

January 9th, 2009 by Greg, Information & Restoration Specialist
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WEATHER
Our weather has been warm and dry for the last week. This weather is expected to continue … more »

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