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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…

Wild horse activity at South Tufa

Last winter, wild horse activity sharply increased at and around South Tufa, with upward of 100 horses regularly seen on the trail to Mono Lake, near Navy Beach, and at the freshwater spring along the shoreline. Wild horses used to…

Fire restrictions take effect Monday, June 6

Fire restrictions for the Inyo National Forest and Bureau of Land Management will take effect on Monday: 🔥 No campfires, briquette/charcoal barbeques, or stove fires are allowed outside of agency-provided fire rings or barbeques at designated developed recreation sites. Dispersed…

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…

Raising Mono Lake requires a new plan

Stream diversions holding back lake rise On the wall of the Mono Lake Committee Information Center & Bookstore is a vertical blue tube representing Mono Lake’s level, with a yellow sliding arrow pointing to the present-day surface elevation. It is…