Category: Events

Tioga Pass Run registration is open

Tioga Pass, the road that offers seasonal travel between the east and west sides of the Sierra Nevada through Yosemite National Park, just opened this morning! After a record-breaking snowy winter it’s the latest opening in at least the last…

Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua & Phalarope Festival

The 20th Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua was a huge success! The weekend brought more than 200 participants to Lee Vining for 100 trips, classes, and talks over the course of the weekend. This year presenters had to navigate the unique…

Refreshing ‘Ologists lecture series begins

Join us this summer as we dive into opportunities to learn about research taking place in the Mono Basin. We have kicked off our Refreshing ‘Ologists lecture series for the season—these free talks happen on select Wednesdays at 4:00pm in…

Phalarope Festival coming up this Sunday

Join us for the Mono Basin Phalarope Festival on Sunday, June 18 from 11:30am to 4:00pm in Hess Park in Lee Vining to celebrate the tiny shorebird that connects the saline lakes of the Americas: Mono Lake, Great Salt Lake,…

2023 Andrea Lawrence Award honors Dave Marquart

Community members and friends and family of Andrea Mead Lawrence gathered at Mammoth Mountain’s Parallax Restaurant in early May to present Dave Marquart, retired Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve ranger, with the 2023 Andrea Lawrence Award. Andrea was a…

Join us for a Christmas Bird Count

If you like the holidays, birds, and know how to count, then the Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is for you! The 2022 CBC marks the 123rd year that the National Audubon Society has organized this international community science event. Every…

Results of the 41st annual Tioga Pass Run

On Sunday, September 11th, athletes from near and far lined up on Highway 395 in front of the Mono Lake Committee, ready to make the trek up Tioga Pass. The objective of this race is simple—athletes accept the challenge to…

Call for submissions for the 2024 Mono Lake Calendar

The Mono Lake Committee invites you to submit photographs for the 2024 Mono Lake Calendar—we are seeking photographs of the highest caliber that capture the spirit and reflect the unique qualities of Mono Lake, its tributary streams, the high country, and…