This post was written by Erika Obedzinski, 2008 Office Director.
Thank you to all of you that have been doing some of your holiday shopping through the Mono Lake Committee! We appreciate the support this generates both in getting the word out to others about Mono Lake and the revenue it generates, especially in this tough economic time.
This morning dawned frosty and clear on a rising Mono Lake. Today’s elevation is 6382.19 feet above sea level. This is about a tenth of a foot higher than it was a month ago, when it reached its lowest point for the year.
This seems to answer the question posed today in an email, “Do you really think it’s reached it’s lowest point of the winter and that it won’t continue to drop again till we get significant snow?” But a drop this month isn’t impossible… … more »
The Mono Basin was dappled in coats of snow and low clouds this Thanksgiving morning, and my thoughts were on turkeys and potatoes and friends. I was jarred out of all other thoughts when I gazed out onto Grant Lake Reservoir and saw an adult Bald Eagle thrashing around far out in the freezing waters.
Huell Howser just let us know that there’s a December date set for a second airing of the Mono Lake episode of California’s Gold. Watch for it on KCET (Los Angeles area) on December 19 at 10:00pm.
We’ll post additional airtimes as we get them. Don’t forget: we have the show available on DVD in our online store. You can read all about the show in our previous posts in The Mono-logue. Here’s one . . . and here’s the other.
Tonight, November 23, 2008, is a big night for Mono Lake. It will be featured in a full hour on KCET (the Los Angeles PBS station) in the show California’s Gold! Huell Howser’s exploration of Mono Lake will be on at 7:00 pm. It’s particularly fun because the show includes both his visit of 15 years ago and his return this summer to see the how our hard-won implementation of the lake’s protection is proceeding.
I enjoyed spending the day with Huell. I think … more »
Yesterday was our annual fall staff retreat; the Committee staff’s annual meeting to touch base with the strategic plan and to have a chance to talk about the year behind us and plan for the year ahead all together. The word “retreat” may conjure something more luxurious than … more »
Though most of our breeding California Gulls have left the Mono Basin for fishier coastal waters, we do have one most unusual gull keeping us company: a young Western x Glaucous-winged Gull hybrid. The parent species both breed on the Pacific coast and rarely venture inland. … more »