Local Audubon gets award for work on Owens Dry Lake restoration

The Andrea Lawrence Award for passionate engagement in community and the land will be given to the Eastern Sierra Audubon Society in recognition of its critical efforts to support the Owens Lakebed Master Plan, the Mono Lake Committee announced today.

The Eastern Sierra Audubon has worked with great dedication to initiate the Owens Lakebed Master Plan process, which seeks to generate a collaborative vision for the future of the Owens Lakebed. The Master Plan is the work of many stakeholders joining forces to craft an integrated approach to lakebed habitat restoration, dust control, ranching, mineral extraction, protection of the public trust, and renewable energy development. Andrea Lawrence valued both long range vision and the type of commitment Eastern Sierra Audubon has shown to finding the pathways that create real and lasting environmental protection.

The evening promises to be one of good food and interesting discussion as we remember Andrea and reflect together on the future of our region.

The dinner will be held at 6:00pm on Friday, April 29 in the Parallax Restaurant at McCoy Station, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area.

Tickets can be reserved with a $50 tax-deductible donation. For more information and to make reservations, please call the Mono Lake Committee at (760) 647-6595, or email Julia: julia@monolake.org.