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Calling Mono Lake photographers!

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 by Arya, Communications Director

Submitting images for consideration for the Mono Lake Calendar has never been easier, so if you have a beautiful shot, we’d love to see it! Now is the time—the deadline is next Thursday, October 31, 2019, and you can find submission information here.

2020 Mono Lake Calendar

We are looking for images of scenes within the watershed boundary of Mono Lake, and possible subjects include, but are not limited to: plants, geologic features, streams, (more…)

Monitoring Mono Lake’s level by ski

Friday, March 8th, 2019 by Maureen, Membership Assistant

In a winter full of snow, getting down to the lake has been a bit more challenging and a lot more fun.

A calm lake surface in not only incredibly scenic but ideal for lake level readings. With the onslaught of storms we’ve experienced this winter, a glassy lake has been a rare sight. Photo by Robbie Di Paolo.

The Mono Lake Committee monitors Mono Lake’s level throughout the year, at least once a month and usually more frequently. You can find monthly lake levels going back to 1971 here. The most important lake level reading of the year happens on (more…)

Weekend South Tufa tours continuing through winter

Saturday, November 24th, 2018 by Andrew, Digital Engagement Coordinator

Are you interested in learning more about Mono Lake on your next visit? This year we are offering free guided South Tufa tours every Saturday and Sunday at 1:00pm through the winter in partnership with the Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve. It’s easy to reserve your spot online for tours through the end of March using our new, mobile-friendly registration website.

Free guided South Tufa tours will continue through the winter on weekends at 1:00pm. Reserve your spot online today! Photo by Andrew Youssef.

Come explore the enchanting South Tufa area with an expert naturalist to learn more about the (more…)

Wanted: Mono Lake photos (calendar submission deadline: October 31)

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 by Arya, Communications Director

Submitting images for consideration for the Mono Lake Calendar has never been easier, so if you have a beautiful shot, we’d love to see it! Now is the time—the deadline is Wednesday, October 31, 2018, and you can find submission information here.

We are looking for images of scenes within the watershed boundary of Mono Lake, and possible subjects include, but are not limited to: plants, geologic features, streams, (more…)

Open house: Gulls, landbridge, and all of this water for Mono Lake

Friday, February 10th, 2017 by Arya, Communications Director

Even with all of this snow and rain, we still need to build a temporary fence to protect the gulls. Have questions? Stop by the open house on Wednesday—we’ve got answers, ways you can help, and cookies too.

  • When: Wednesday, February 15, 5-7pm
  • Where: Mono Lake Committee Bookstore
  • What: Open house, presentation at 6pm
  • Why: Because you love California Gulls (and Epic Cafe cookies)

#longlivethegulls

Holiday shopping: Gifts for kids from the Mono Lake Committee

Friday, November 20th, 2015 by Robbie, Restoration Field Technician

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Season’s greetings from the Mono Lake Committee! What better way to treat the young ones in your life this holiday season than with a gift from the Committee’s online store? Our 2015 Fall Catalog offers several items that are great for kids and help save Mono Lake too:

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Zooties baby booties: Handmade, fair trade, and 100% wool felt, Zooties baby booties are the perfect way (more…)

Strong storms predicted to bring 10-20 feet of snow to the Sierra during the next two weeks

Thursday, January 14th, 2010 by Greg, Information & Restoration Specialist

Howard Schekter, our local Mammoth weatherman, says

“THIS EVENT HAS THE POTENTIAL TO APPROACH OR RIVAL THE JANUARY/FEBRUARY 1998 EL NINO EVENT IN CENTRAL CA AND THE JANUARY 1995 TIME FRAME FOR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.”

The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a Special Weather Statement that includes

“THE COMBINATION OF SNOW AND WIND IN THE SIERRA MAY CAUSE SIGNIFICANT TRAVEL DELAYS AND PERIODIC ROAD CLOSURES.”

The following email we just received from the USGS through our contacts with the Forest Service (original email appears to be from Chris Haile with CalFire). It has been reposted on several other blogs (more…)

Fall Update: Tioga Pass closes for the season

Friday, December 4th, 2009 by Greg, Information & Restoration Specialist

The quiet winter season has settled on the Mono Basin, with the Scenic Area Visitor Center closed, Nicely’s Restaurant closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and Tioga Pass closed for the season. The Mono Lake Committee Information Center and Bookstore remains open 9-5 daily (except certain holidays). With no snow around Mono Lake, the access to visitor sites is good and hiking is still great, although (more…)

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