The latest issue of Every Last Drop, the official E-newsletter of the Keep Long Valley Green Coalition, provides an excellent read on how the adequate provision of water to a landscape as engineered by nature itself, is a great way to lessen the possibilities of wildfires in the Eastern Sierra’s dry summer season. During the ongoing drought, we need Long Valley to remain watered – not parched by excessive extraction from the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power. Happy reading….Happy sharing!
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In a recent conversation with “The Oxygen Starved Podcast” hosts Mono County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Stacey Adler and Mono County Free Library Director Christopher Platt, Friends of the Inyo’s Executive Director Wendy Schneider talks about public land stewardship and protection, leadership, family and more. Take a listen. Begin at min. 32 of the podcast. Happy listening…And if you like what you hear, happy sharing!
In this issue, we are thrilled to republish content from the Mono Lake Committee’s Winter-Spring 2022 Newsletter, highlighting the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s extraction of groundwater from Mono Basin using a tunnel! (Photo from LADWP). Read all about it and share this information, especially with your friends in the Los Angeles area – they need to know the water they drink is coming from our part of California, and decades-long water extraction has helped lower Mono Lake water levels drastically!
Read about the recent world premiere of the short documentary film “Without Water,” and learn how to get involved in the fight to keep the Los Angeles Dept. of Water & Power from drying up important meadows in Mono County.
Have a listen to this in-depth interview in anticipation of the World Water Day 3/22/22 online premiere of “Without Water,” a short documentary film from the Keep Long Valley Green Coalition. Register here. It’s FREE! CORRECTION: One of our followers, John Klusmire, listened to the interview and wrote to let us know that the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power actually began buying up water rights in the Owens River Valley in 1905, at the behest of Fred Eaton, mayor for the city of Los Angeles. By 1907 the land was acquired and construction of the Los Angeles Aqueduct…
In this issue, you will read an interview with Matt McClain, Keep Long Valley Green Coalition member and former Executive Director of Mammoth Lakes Recreation, for an in-depth look into the Coalition’s new film, “Without Water,” which will be debuting for FREE online at 6:30 p.m. on March 22, World Water Day. Learn about the film and how you can RSVP to attend. And help us spread the word!
In this issue, read about ranching and conservation from the perspective of our new Keep Long Valley Green Coalition Organizer Allison Weber. Happy reading, and if you like what you read, happy sharing!
In this issue, read about our talk with Kendra Atleework, author of “Miracle Country.” Happy reading…Happy sharing!
We thought it proper to end the launch year of Every Last Drop with an article that has received much attention. It was written by Richard M. Frank, Professor of Environmental Practice and Director of the California Environmental Law & Policy Center at the U.C. Davis School of Law, and looks at how LADWP’s unilateral revocation of water allocation to Mono County’s farmers and ranchers triggered a California Environmental Quality Act challenge in the courts. It was published as a letter to the editor in the Mammoth Times at the end of November.
Read about a Paiute Tribal Member’s perspective on water as a cultural resource that must be safeguarded and restored in Payahuunadu, “the land of flowing waters.”