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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…)

Restoration volunteers pass the 1,000-pound milestone

Sunday, August 4th, 2013 by Mono Lake Committee Staff
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This post was written by Erik Lyon, 2013 Project Specialist.

Last Saturday, restoration volunteers pulled 237 pounds of invasive white sweet clover from the banks of Mill Creek, Mono Lake’s main northern tributary. With their contribution, the total for the summer came to a whopping 1,149 pounds removed from Mill Creek and Old Marina over just four Restoration Field Trips.

Happy volunteers with their loot of invasives! Photo by Erik Lyon.

This achievement is truly a landmark occasion. Last year, restoration volunteers pulled a grand total of 777 pounds of invasives, and we set a goal of (more…)

Old spotting scopes wanted!

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 by Greg, Information & Restoration Specialist
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The Mono Lake Volunteer program needs spotting scopes to help the public view the birds of the lake, and also to monitor the Osprey nests on the tufa towers for research purposes. Old, used scopes are best, since they will get a lot of wear and tear. We especially need heavy-duty tripods that can stand up to high winds and lots of toting around. Your donation will help Mono Lake and your old scope will have a second life!

Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Janet Carle for more information or to donate a scope or tripod.

If you have an old spotting scope you're not using, consider donating it to the Mono Lake Volunteer Program. Photo by Arya Degenhardt.

If you have an old spotting scope you're not using, consider donating it to the Mono Lake Volunteer Program. Photo by Arya Degenhardt.

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