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Weekend South Tufa tours continuing through winter

Saturday, November 24th, 2018 by Andrew, Digital Engagement Coordinator
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Are you interested in learning more about Mono Lake on your next visit? This year we are offering free guided South Tufa tours every Saturday and Sunday at 1:00pm through the winter in partnership with the Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve. It’s easy to reserve your spot online for tours through the end of March using our new, mobile-friendly registration website.

Free guided South Tufa tours will continue through the winter on weekends at 1:00pm. Reserve your spot online today! Photo by Andrew Youssef.

Come explore the enchanting South Tufa area with an expert naturalist to learn more about the (more…)

Spotlight: The Mono Lake Volunteers

Friday, August 1st, 2014 by Robbie, Restoration Field Technician
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When I stand and look out from the shores of Mono Lake, there is an abundance of stories that flow through my mind.

Mono Lake Volunteers rove at South Tufa and County Park with spotting scopes and helpful information for visitors---keep an eye out for their blue shirts! Photo by Arya Degenhardt.

Mono Lake Volunteers rove at South Tufa and County Park with spotting scopes and helpful information for visitors—keep an eye out for their blue shirts! Photo by Arya Degenhardt.

At times I reflect on the region’s water story and the decades of litigation and activism that was required to bring awareness and ecological security to Mono Lake. Other times I am captivated by the dazzling aerial displays of the Wilson’s Phalaropes, which stop to feed at Mono Lake before embarking on a continuous 48-hour flight to the Andean Plateau in South America. It’s these stories and many more that help me to understand and appreciate the lake for the amazing place that it is, which is why I believe that providing interpretive information to visitors can greatly benefit their overall experience of Mono Lake.

Perhaps that is why there are so many great interpretive programs offered in the Mono Basin. And yet not everyone who visits Mono Lake is always able to attend a South Tufa tour or a bird walk. It is therefore to everyone’s benefit that there exists a special task force designed to provide an “on the fly” interpretive experience: the Mono Lake Volunteers. (more…)

Mono Basin naturalist activities begin for summer 2014

Friday, June 27th, 2014 by Robbie, Restoration Field Technician
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As we near the end of June the Mono Lake Committee, in partnership with the US Forest Service and the Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve, is excited to announce the slew of activities that are coming up. Below is a brief list of the summer’s activities, which will be available from June 28 through September 1, 2014.

Join a naturalist at South Tufa this summer every day at 10:00am, 1:00pm, and 6:00pm for a guided tour about Mono Lake's ecology and history. Photo by Elin Ljung.

South Tufa Walks
What is tufa and where does it come from? Why is Mono Lake salty and what can live in the lake? Starting tomorrow (more…)

South Tufa tours and bird walks happening now!

Monday, May 18th, 2009 by Bartshé, Education Director
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South Tufa tours are a great way to learn about Mono Lake! Photo by Greg Reis.

South Tufa tours are a great way to learn about Mono Lake! Photo by Greg Reis.


South Tufa tours

Weekend tours are currently happening on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 pm; meet at the South Tufa kiosk/parking lot. Daily tours begin on May 23 at 1:00 pm at the same location.

Bird walks

Sundays and Fridays; now through September 6. Meet at the Mono Lake County Park parking lot at 8:00 am.

See the Calendar of Events for details. The Mono Lake Committee operates under a permits from the Inyo National Forest and the California Department of Parks & Recreation.

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