The Mono Lake Committee’s ninth annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Los Angeles is only three weeks away! This year we are hosting three screenings of the festival: March 11 at the Sierra Madre Playhouse in Sierra Madre, March 12 at the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica, and March 13 at the Downtown Independent in downtown Los Angeles. (more…)
The Mono Lake Committee’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Los Angeles is a fundraiser for the Committee’s Outdoor Education Center program, which connects students living in Los Angeles to the source of their water.
Sponsorship and raffle donations help us make this life-changing program possible for these students. (more…)
Tickets for the Mono Lake Committee’s ninth annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Los Angeles are now on sale!
We hope you’ll be able to join us in March in either Sierra Madre, Santa Monica, or at our newest venue in downtown Los Angeles. Tickets are $20 for general admission ($25 at the door) and half-price for students. You can save 20% on tickets through February using promo code WILD20. You can also purchase a benefactor ticket, which allows you to sponsor one student’s five-day visit to the Mono Basin Outdoor Education Center (along with (more…)
In 2019, I set out to dig deeper into the natural history of the Mono Basin so I can better share it with visitors and locals alike. I took on a quest called the 5-Mile Radius (5MR) challenge that focuses on getting to know the flora and fauna within five miles of my home. It is more than keeping lists of birds seen and plants found—it is a way to pay careful attention to my community. It is a way to fall in love every time I set foot outside my door. In my particular case, it is also (more…)
Have you always wanted to spend a summer living and working at Mono Lake? This may be your chance!
The Mono Lake Committee is looking for passionate individuals to join our team for the busy 2020 summer season. This is your opportunity to share your love for Mono Lake and gain great experience working with a successful environmental non-profit.
Take a look at the (more…)
The Mono Lake Committee is excited to announce our ninth annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Los Angeles! We will be featuring a series of short, inspiring, and engaging films that showcase amazing people, beautiful places, and unique perspectives.
This year, for the first time, we’ll be hosting the festival on three consecutive nights in the Los Angeles area:
Sierra Madre at the Sierra Madre Playhouse
March 11, 2020
Santa Monica at the Laemmle Monica Film Center
March 12, 2020
Downtown Los Angeles at the Downtown Independent
March 13, 2020
Tickets will be available starting January 8 here. All proceeds benefit the Mono Basin Outdoor Education Center, where urban youth connect to the source of their water through outdoor activities and environmental stewardship. Spread the word and we’ll see you in March!
“Where does your water come from?” This question has been asked to thousands of students visiting the Mono Basin Outdoor Education Center (OEC) from Los Angeles over the past 25 years. At the beginning of their week-long stay in the Mono Basin, some students are unsure.
By the end of the week, there is no question. They have played in high Sierra snow, traveled to the northern extent of the Los Angeles Aqueduct at Lee Vining Creek, pulled invasive plants along Mono Lake’s tributary streams, and pondered the total ecological destruction narrowly escaped at Mono Lake. Through these experiences, they learn where their water comes from, about themselves as (more…)
Friends and fans of the book Naming Mt. Thoreau—edited by Laurie Glover and published by the Mono Lake Committee’s Artemisia Press—won’t want to miss this special opportunity for a reading by the book’s contributors in Santa Cruz.
- Where: Bookshop Santa Cruz at 1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
- Day: Wednesday, November 6, 2019
- Time: 7:00pm (Chairs for open seating are usually set up about an hour before the event begins.)
- Cost: Free
- The book: Naming Mt. Thoreau, edited by Laurie Glover with art, photos, and essays from Michael Blumlein, Dick Bryan, Darryl DeVinney, Hilary Gordon, Tom Killion, Paul Park, Kim Stanley Robinson, Carter Scholz, Gary Snyder, Christopher Woodcock, and David Robertson.
In the fall of 2014 this notable group of friends gathered to (more…)
The Mono Basin Outdoor Education Center (OEC) staff have been busy this season with a different group every week. Students of all ages, often from Los Angeles, spend five days with us, camping, hiking, and canoeing. They learn about the Mono Basin, where their water comes from, and how to cherish and preserve natural spaces and resources.
Each group brings new and wonderful adventures, but it takes hard work and support from many people to make sure students are prepared and to—literally—get boots on the ground. Most participants don’t have all the equipment needed to hike and recreate outdoors, so we turn to the OEC closet to find what they need.