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Upcoming webcast: Using rain gardens to reduce runoff

November 20th, 2008 by Greg, Information & Restoration Specialist

This just in my inbox from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) about an “EPA Watershed Academy Webcast.” Innovative strategies are being used in Southern California and the City of Los Angeles in order to reduce stormwater runoff and increase groundwater recharge. This has the potential to reduce imported water supplies from places like Mono Lake. Read on for the details of the webcast. … more »

Video: A Mono Lake Success Story, LA Times

November 18th, 2008 by Elin, Communications Coordinator

LA Times Mono Lake Success Story Video

Take a video visit to Mono Lake with Mono Lake Committee staff Santiago Escruceria, Geoff McQuilkin, and Bartshe Miller, PRBO Conservation Science researcher Chris McCreedy, and visitor Gary Suttle. Published simultaneously with a great article, this was a fun moment of fame for Mono Lake! … more »

Mono Lake Committee unveils new website!

November 18th, 2008 by Mono Lake Committee Staff

Things look a little different around here! The Mono Lake Committee has a new website after almost three years of planning, preparation, and hard work. We’re proud to say this website was born and raised right here at Mono Lake — built by staff and friends from the ground up.

Here are some highlights–be sure to check them out! … more »

The Mono-logue: All things Mono Lake

November 18th, 2008 by Mono Lake Committee Staff

Welcome to the Mono-logue, a blog-style news forum brought to you by the Mono Lake Committee staff! Wonderful things are happening every day at Mono Lake, and The Mono-logue is how we can bring them to you as they happen.

We hope the Mono-logue will be like … more »

Photo: 1953 Mono Lake

November 17th, 2008 by Arya, Communications Director
Mono Lake circa 1953.

This just in from my inbox this morning … what a treat! This shot was taken from Mount Dana in 1953, which means the lake level was around 6408 feet above sea level. For perspective, … more »

Summer visitors: Gary Snyder

November 16th, 2008 by Elin, Communications Coordinator

As the flow of visitors through the Committee’s store dwindles to a trickle with Tioga Pass closed, it’s fun to remember back to the busy summer and all the friends who came to see us. Last August we had a real treat: poet Gary Snyder stopped in to say hello!

Gary Snyder at the Committee bookstore!

Gary Snyder at the Committee bookstore! Photo by Arya Degenhardt.

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Mono Basin hydrology update for 11/15/08

November 16th, 2008 by Greg, Information & Restoration Specialist

I just got back from reading the lake level gauge at Old Marina, and Mono Lake has started rising! It reached its low point for the year around November 1st, at 6382.10 feet above sea level. Since then it has risen 0.04 feet to 6382.14 feet above sea level.

Lee Vining received slightly above median (but below average) precipitation in October. So far for November, … more »

Mono Lake is California’s Gold!

November 15th, 2008 by Geoff, Executive Director
Huell Howser and Committee Executive Director Geoff McQuilkin canoeing at South Tufa

Huell Howser and I canoed at South Tufa for the show. Photo by Arya Degenhardt.

Mono Lake is California’s Gold on PBS!

In this new episode of this popular series of California explorations, enthusiastic and popular California’s Gold host Huell Howser revisits Mono Lake for the first time in 15 years. He explores the remarkable progress made due to restoration efforts. Watch for your favorite lake as well as familiar rangers and Mono Lake Committee staff! Read on for air dates. Read on for the broadcast schedule >>

Fall update: Perfect weather for fall hiking

November 14th, 2008 by Greg, Information & Restoration Specialist

Just a quick update this week as we prepare to reveal the new Website to the world. The weather is perfect, roads and trails are open below the snow line, and the crowds are gone! … more »

Article: Climate, Ecosystems and Resources in the Eastern Sierra conference

November 13th, 2008 by Arya, Communications Director

From September 5-9th nine Mono Lake Committee staff attended sessions of this great conference focused on regional research in the area. Put on by the folks at the White Mountain Research Station, the conference did a nice job of gathering many of the researchers studying different aspects of climate change in the Eastern Sierra. … more »

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