Green grass with fluffy seed heads lines the shore of a lake, tufa formations are in the water offshore.

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NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory working at Mono Lake

NASA has been coming to Mono Lake for many years, and they are back on our shores once again. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) team arrived last Sunday and set up a mobile laboratory in the Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitor…

Free summer activities at Mono Lake

Summertime in the Mono Basin may just be the most magical time in this strikingly special place. Bright days in the sun, still calm clear water, warm starry nights. It’s a perfect time to make the most of these long…

2022 Mono Lake Committee Scholarship recipients

Last week, Mono County high school seniors celebrated graduation throughout the Eastern Sierra. The Mono Lake Committee awarded $1,000 scholarships to two very deserving seniors: Kylee Lange from Coleville High School and Sergio Santillan-Leal from Lee Vining High School. Along…

Chautauqua lunch & music at Hess Park on June 18

Everyone is invited to stop by Hess Park in Lee Vining on Saturday, June 18 from 11:30am to 2:00pm to have lunch, catch up with friends, browse a few artists’ and authors’ new books, learn more about the Mono Basin…

Drought worsens at Mono Lake

Drought forces reduced diversions, causes problems for nesting birds and air quality Mono Lake is suffering from a severe drought. The lake has dropped more than three feet in elevation since 2019, exposing more lakebed. Dust storms have become more…