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Adopt-a-Highway clean up day

This morning a group of volunteers and myself got together to help clean up the Mono Lake Committee’s adopted mile-long section of Highway 395. After a few weeks of much-needed rain, it was a lovely cool morning with sunshine and…

Highway 270 to Bodie closed this week

The unpaved road connecting Highway 270 to Bodie State Historic Park will be closed to the public from 6:00am to 6:00pm from Monday, August 1 through Friday, August 8 as State Parks staff conduct much needed road repairs. The park…

Trail Chic 2022 was a huge success

After a three-year hiatus Trail Chic sprang back into life last week thanks to the generosity of Randy Arnold of Barefoot Wine & Bubbly and the creativity of the local community. About 75 people from Mono City to Mammoth Lakes…

It’s flower season at Mono Lake

Despite an abnormally dry winter, flowers are once again blooming in the Mono Basin. Some are blooming later than in a typical year, but we are still seeing a full array of beautiful colors by Mono Lake and its tributary…

San Francisco Chronicle covers Mono Lake’s low level

Readers in the San Francisco Bay Area opened the San Francisco Chronicle this morning to see a feature article about Mono Lake and the challenges the present-day, persistent low lake level presents for humans, birds, and the environment alike, challenges…

Mono Lake is a story

It’s a straight shot south on Highway 395 from Carson City to Mono Lake, and it’s a drive I remember well from the back seat. Driving it myself feels like that moment when you can’t remember if something happened in…

The Trail Chic fashion show fundraiser is back!

If you know, you know. If you don’t, you should join us for Trail Chic 2022! When: Friday, July 22 at 7:30pmWhere: Lee Vining Community CenterWhat: An astroturf runway, the latest in trail fashion, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly (for a donation), trail…

Phalarope surveys return to Mono Lake

One of my most influential early birding memories involved phalaropes. It was a family trip to Monterey Bay, California around Labor Day, and my sister and I had been interested in birds for a few years, but we weren’t what…