Sunrise light on a grove of tufa towers emerging from the water of Mono Lake with soft green and dusty-red wild grasses in the foreground, Canada geese in the shallow water with reflections of the rocky towers, and desert hills in the distance.

Holiday shopping: Gifts for every Mono Lake enthusiast

This post was written by Gabrielle Renteria, 2015 Bookstore Assistant, 2016 Mono Lake Intern, 2016–2018 Project Specialist.

Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at the Mono Lake Committee! The holidays are quickly approaching and our Fall Catalog features tons of great gifts for anyone who loves Mono Lake. This year we’ve added even more great options, so you’re sure to find something for everyone.


Mono Lake brine shrimp T-shirt: Show off your love for Mono Lake’s endemic brine shrimp with these Artemia monica shirts. Available in light turquoise with a women’s cut and moss green with a unisex cut.


“Use water like you’re camping” T-shirt: This super soft T-shirt offers a friendly reminder to stay water conscious with its fun message. This Mono Lake Committee exclusive is now available in women’s and unisex styles.


Tufa trucker hat: This trucker hat displays a lovely image of Mono Lake’s tufa on the front and has a breathable mesh back. It looks great on men and women alike, is adjustable, and will keep your head cool and shaded during your adventures to Mono Lake and beyond.


Mono Lake Committee logo mug: This elegant clear glass mug has a white Mono Lake Committee logo on one side, a hefty base, and a large handle for easy sipping. Pair with a favorite tin of tea or some cocoa to create the perfect holiday gift.

Brine shrimp ornaments: A traditional holiday hit, these brine shrimp ornaments by Wild Bryde are a great tribute to the Artemia monica of Mono Lake! These ornaments come packaged in a dark blue envelope and make a wonderful holiday gift. The shrimp come in silver or gold.


Mono Lake Calendar: The 2017 Mono Lake Calendar features images of tufa, shoreline, sunsets, fall colors, and beautiful winter scenes. Month grids have inset images of wildlife and scenic photos too. Bring Mono Lake into your home 365 days of the year!

Tea towel: Bring the vibrant ecosystem of Mono Lake into your home with this 100% Egyptian cotton tea towel featuring the artwork of California naturalist John Muir Laws. This easy-to-ship floursack towel makes a beautiful and useful gift any time of year.


Mono Lake crewneck sweatshirt: A cozy crew-neck sweatshirts, made from 50% cotton and 50% polyester. This sweatshirt has a playful Mono Lake design across the chest, so you can be comfortable and show your love for Mono Lake at the same time!


Mono Lake card set: Featuring the art of Wendy Morgan, this Mono Lake Committee exclusive card set features 12 local and beloved wildlife species from sage grouse to pika. These cards are blank inside, making them great for any occasion.


Mono Lake keychain: Be reminded of Mono Lake each time you reach for your keys with this lightweight but sturdy keychain by Truckee artist Krista Tranquilla. Each stainless steel keychain features the outline of Mono Lake with a quote from Mono Lake Committee co-founder David Gaines: “Mono Lake can teach us to listen, to watch, to live quietly, to see the world anew.”

Be sure to check out the Mono Lake Committee web store and click on the Fall Catalog 2016 option to find gifts for the whole family. Happy holidays!