This spring the Mono Lake Committee is excited to carry on the inspirational legacy of the late Andrea Mead Lawrence, Olympic double gold medalist, mother of five, visionary environmental leader, 16-year Mono County Supervisor, and advocate for Mono Lake’s protection.
The Mono Lake Committee invites the public to join us in continuing a tradition that Andrea established in 2007: the Andrea Lawrence Award Dinner. The dinner will honor the Bodie Foundation with the Andrea Lawrence Award for passionate engagement in community and the land, in recognition of its dedication to supporting State Parks and of its commitment to overcoming California’s budget woes with creative solutions to keep the Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve open and operating.
The evening will include a keynote address by Robert Hanna, John Muir descendant and state park advocate. Hanna is currently a Board member with the John Muir Association and President of Range of Light, a John Muir inspired clothing company. Hanna spent this past summer using his passion and enthusiasm to advocate for state parks slated for closure, including the Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve. His address will present a chance to learn more about the state park closures.
The evening promises to be one of good food and interesting discussion as we remember Andrea and reflect together on the future of the Eastern Sierra. The dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, April 27 in the Parallax Restaurant at McCoy Station, at Mammoth Mountain. Tickets can be reserved with a $60 tax-deductible donation. For more information and to make reservations, please call the Mono Lake Committee at 760.647.6595, or email Carolyn: firstname.lastname@example.org. –Press Release