Category: Stories

Tell the stories

This essay, written by mark! Lopez, appears in the 2023 Mono Lake Calendar. My first memory of Mono Lake, like many of my first memories, connects to my grandparents Juana and Ricardo Gutierrez, Co-Founders of the Madres del Este de Los…

A glimpse of the amazing new snow at Mono Lake

The faucets are open above California these days, which here at Mono Lake has resulted in 64 inches of new snow since the new year began! This is great news for Mono Lake and for some relief from the drought…

News from the Great Salt Lake Collaborative

In early August the Mono Lake Committee hosted four journalists from Utah who were here in the Eastern Sierra as part of the Great Salt Lake Collaborative, searching for solutions at the Great Salt Lake’s sister lakes across the Great…

Mono Lake from an outside to an inside perspective

Time and time again you hear people talking about Mono Lake and the surrounding basin as a weird and otherworldly environment, but how is it seen from a true outside perspective? My name is Amelia, I am a seasonal intern…

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…

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…

Mono Lake Committee Scholarship applications open

Each year the Mono Lake Committee supports local students with plans to attend college or other vocational training within a year of graduation who display a personal connection with Mono Lake and the Mono Lake story. We award two Mono…