Sunset at Mono Lake with pink hues in the clouds and reflected in the water. with an island made of tufa in the distance and tufa towers framing the foreground.
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Double your gift for Mono Lake now through Giving Tuesday

When the membership team got together to identify our most urgent need for Giving Tuesday, it was one of the shorter Zoom calls of late. Members are the heart and engine of the Mono Lake Committee, and while we did everything we could safely do with our pop-up outdoor information station and virtual tours,...

Aspen trees in the fall, some with white trunks, but mostly leaves of yellow, orange, red, and green in a beautiful fall color display.

Black volcanic Negit Island in Mono Lake with tufa towers in Mono Lake in the foreground and hills in the background in muted hues of blue and grey with puffy clouds in the sky.

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Mono Lake

Mono Lake is an ancient saline lake located at the eastern edge of the Sierra Nevada in California. Home to trillions of brine shrimp, millions of birds, and world-famous tufa towers, it’s a great place to visit, learn, and know.

Mono Lake’s tributary streams supply water to Los Angeles, nearly 350 miles to the south. After a successful legal fight stopped excessive diversions, continuing advocacy has shown that with balanced solutions, there can be enough water for people and the environment.

Since 1978 the non-profit Mono Lake Committee has worked to protect Mono Lake, restore its tributary streams and surrounding lands, and educate the next generation about wise water use. We invite you to join us and our 16,000 members in protecting the Mono Basin for future generations.

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Welcome to Mono Lake

Mono Lake is an ancient saline lake located at the eastern edge of the Sierra Nevada in California. Home to trillions of brine shrimp, millions of birds, and world-famous tufa towers, it’s a great place to visit, learn, and know.

Mono Lake’s tributary streams supply water to Los Angeles, nearly 350 miles to the south. After a successful legal fight stopped excessive diversions, continuing advocacy has shown that with balanced solutions, there can be enough water for people and the environment.

Since 1978 the non-profit Mono Lake Committee has worked to protect Mono Lake, restore its tributary streams and surrounding lands, and educate the next generation about wise water use. We invite you to join us and our 16,000 members in protecting the Mono Basin for future generations.

Learn about Mono Lake > | Learn about the Mono Lake Committee >

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