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.

The Mono Lake Effect news and events is in effect

We’re excited to announce the launch of The Mono Lake Effect, news and information about Mono Lake, delivered directly to your inbox each month.

The name was inspired by lake effect snow which occurs when cold, humid air blows across Mono Lake’s warmer waters, triggering snowfall in the areas downwind of the lake. It is also a nod to the fact that the wild and natural beauty of Mono Lake and the inspirational story of what has and continues to happen here, have a profound effect on many people.

In that spirit, The Mono Lake Effect will keep you updated on all things Mono Lake — from threats to successes, science to education, restoration to events, and everything in between. For you dedicated Mono Lake Newsletter readers out there, don’t worry, it isn’t going anywhere — we remain completely dedicated to its legacy of in-depth reporting that can’t be replaced by an email. However, there are so many things that we’d like to tell you about at the speed of email, that we’ve developed The Mono Lake Effect to keep you in the loop, and we hope that messages from Mono Lake will brighten your inbox too.

If you haven’t received this month’s The Mono Lake Effect, but would like to get it in the future, join us as a friend of Mono Lake here. If you’re already a Mono Lake Committee Member, make sure your preferences include The Mono Lake Effect.

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  1. Publishing the Mono Lake Effect is a great idea. It will help members, visitors and residents (including those “part timers”) to keep in touch with what is going on in the basin and Mono County. I would suggest including general Lee Vining news, not just Committee or lake news. Things like: what is going on at the High School, changes in local businesses, the upcoming Ghosts of the Sagebrush Tour, etc. This would help compensate for the lack of any local newspaper coverage of Lee Vining issues.

  2. Hi you all.
    Greg & Erika your looking good!
    It is good to see and hear from you all.

    God bless you and your work.

    Mary Ann Reis

  3. Great to be a part of the “Mono Lake family”. Recently flew to Portland and had a wonderful view of Mono Lake from my window seat. I mentioned it to my wife and apparently the people in the seat ahead of us heard what I said and immediately looked out their window and stayed with the view until the lake was out of site. We never spoke to each other but they obviously wanted to see it as much as we wanted to see it. Truely compelling.

  4. Thanks for the great responses and ideas everyone! We’re really looking forward to having this way to keep in touch. Larry — I like your idea, especially since so many of these things are interconnected. May Anne, thanks for always being such great support. And Jerry — I know what you mean about flying over Mono — whenever I get the chance I make sure I get the window seat for that amazing view. Thanks again and keep in touch! — Arya