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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.

Thank you for helping us reach our Giving Tuesday goal!

Over the past week, in an incredible outpouring of support, we made our Giving Tuesday fundraising goal. Together with our $15,000 challenge-match, we raised more than $30,000 for Mono Lake! Thank you … for donating and doubling your impact, becoming a member…

Genny Smith memorial Mono Lake Moment

On Friday, November 27th at 11:00am PST, there will be a special Mono Lake Moment in memory of Genny Smith, the Naturalist Queen of the Eastern Sierra, who passed away in 2018. Genny played a key role in the protection…

Do your holiday shopping at the Mono Lake Committee

The holiday season is upon us, and while our typical cheery traditions of gathering and sharing meals may be put on hold, the classic holiday tradition of exchanging gifts is still very much active. If you haven’t visited our new…

Tioga Inn’s rough road, final approval vote delayed

On October 14, the Mono County Board of Supervisors certified the Tioga Inn Final Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (FSEIR) by a vote of 3–1. However, the Supervisors did not vote to approve the Tioga Inn project and override its significant…

Third-driest water year on record

At the Cain Ranch weather station five miles south of Lee Vining, where precipitation records go back to 1932, the 2020 water year was the third-driest on record. Only 47% of average precipitation, or 4.92 inches, was measured at that…