Quimper Geological Society (QGS)

We seek to foster an understanding of geologic concepts in our community by offering 4-5 illustrated lectures during the year and two summer field trips. We focus mainly, but not exclusively, on local and regional geologic features and issues. Membership and events are FREE and open to the public, although we gratefully accept donations to defray our expenses. The QGS is an earth-science outreach of the Jefferson Land Trust, which is located in Port Townsend, WA.  We are in our 9th year here on the Quimper Peninsula.

Our speaking events are usually on Saturdays at 4 pm (see upcoming events listed below) and through our emails. Programs are generally announced in local print and electronic bulletin boards, too. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our sit-down lectures are cancelled; the lectures are being presented via Zoom. Watch our schedule (below) for updates and links to the lectures.  In addition, we are recording these lectures for later viewing. Check the listings under the Events tab on our home page menu.


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09-18-2021 (tentative date, Ian Miller) — Field Trip: Post-dam removal, sedimentation and salmon recovery of the Elwha River

One-day field trip (car caravan) to see the Elwha River’s response to removal of its two dam 7 years ago (2014).  We’ll see one of the dissected lake basins, sedimentation alone the river’s mid-reach and the build out of the river’s delta.  We’ll try and recruit a salmon recovery expert to talk about the main reason to have done the dam removal.  Ian Miller, our primary guide, is with the SeaGrant program of the University of Washington, but resides in Port Angeles close to the action. Car caravan leaving from Port Angeles, BYO lunch, gone most of the day.  More… Read more09-18-2021 (tentative date, Ian Miller) — Field Trip: Post-dam removal, sedimentation and salmon recovery of the Elwha River

2021 Summer Geology Beach Walks

We are announcing three different beach walks where you can learn more about the geology and sediments that form the bluffs and supply the beaches. Each trip will run twice.  Because of parking and logistical difficulties, attendance is limited to about 20 participants for each trip. Here are the dates, trip details are below the registration button. Status as of JULY 9: June 23, Port Williams, Sequim Bay   CLOSED June 26, Nodule Point, Marrowstone Island   CLOSED July 9, Nodule Point, Marrowstone Island   CLOSED  July 10, Port Williams, Sequim Bay   CLOSED July 23, North Beach, Port Townsend   5 spots left Aug. 10, North Beach, Port Townsend  6… Read more2021 Summer Geology Beach Walks

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