It’s the Mono Lake Committee’s 40th anniversary, so for Giving Tuesday we thought raising $4,000 for Mono Lake would be pretty clever.
But then an even-more-clever, anonymous donor challenged us to raise even more … $6,392 to be exact.
6392 feet above sea level is the management lake level—one of the Committee’s top goals. So now we’re extra motivated to raise the additional funds—for protection, restoration, education, and science at Mono Lake.
As Committee co-founder David Gaines said, “Mono Lake speaks for itself … it touches our hearts.” So we are going to kick Giving Tuesday off tomorrow at 6:30am with a live look at Mono Lake streaming on Facebook.
Grab your coffee and your yoga mat and join us for a quiet moment down at Mono Lake—from wherever you are.
Technically, we did it on March 31, but for all intents and purposes, it’s the April 1 official joint reading of Mono Lake’s level with Mono Lake Committee and Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (DWP) staff together. This reading on this day is particularly important because the number recorded translates into how much water DWP is allowed to divert from Mono Basin streams over the course of the coming year.
This post was written by Molly Casey, 2017 Mono Lake Intern.
If you have ever wondered about how songbirds are studied and why, you should come to the Mono Lake Committee this Wednesday, August 16 at 4:00pm to hear from this week’s Refreshing ‘Ologist, Michelle Desrosiers.
Scientists in the park have been monitoring the status of songbirds as well as collecting information about their natural history to better inform conservation and management decisions. Songbirds serve as indicators of functioning ecosystem processes due to their position in the food chain, their diverse habitat requirements as a taxonomic group, and their accessibility to study.
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