A close up of yellow wildflowers overlooking the teal waters of Mono Lake on a cloudy day.

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Remembering Andrea Lawrence on her birthday

Today, April 19th, is Andrea Mead Lawrence’s birthday. Andrea was a force of nature—an Olympic double gold medalist in skiing, mother of five, visionary environmental leader, 16-year Mono County Supervisor, and a steadfast advocate for Mono Lake’s protection. Before COVID-19…

Earth Day 2021: “Restore our Earth”

Every year the recognition and celebration of Earth Day seems to become increasingly more important. This year the theme of Earth Day is “Restore our Earth,” which echoes the Mono Lake Committee’s mission of protection, restoration, and education. While Earth…
Glassy lake in front of Sierra Nevada with tufa towers reflecting in the morning light with one point of reflection in the lake from a mirror on a hill above.

Poorly planned Tioga Inn project returns next week

The Mono County Board of Supervisors will hold their fourth public hearing on the Tioga Inn project on Tuesday, April 20 at 1:00pm. The project remains unchanged from the version that was considered at the last hearing in December 2020.…
A view across an open snow-covered mountain valley spotted with pine trees to three alpine peaks above the tree line with rocky crags and the bright light and blue shadows of a sunset under a bright blue sky, with the middle peak being Mount Andrea Lawrence.

We want to hear your Andrea Lawrence stories

In a typical year at this time we would be reminding you to buy your tickets for the Andrea Lawrence Award Dinner. However, this is not a typical year, and due to COVID-19 we will be moving our celebration of…

Mono Lake virtual tours available to schedule

Spring is arriving in the Mono Basin, yet school groups who usually visit to learn about Mono Lake continue to learn from home. Last year at this time, the Mono Lake Committee’s education team quickly pivoted to offering virtual tours…
2 people sit in a small gray motor boat on the still, dark green water. On the right side of the boat, fence posts stick up out of the water.

Original coyote fence removed at Mono Lake

In late August last year, California State Parks and the Mono Lake Committee joined forces to remove the remains of the 1980s-era coyote fence that once protected Negit Island’s nesting California Gull colony. Taking advantage of the low lake level,…