2022-02-19 Marli Miller, Univ. Oregon—Roadside Geology of Washington

Marli is a co-author of the recently updated Roadside Geology of Washington.  She will feature several interesting geology sites mentioned along road routes in Washington. This is a perfect book to keep in your car for trips across or through Washington. More details to come.

2021-10-02 Pre-Field Trip Registration: Elwha River Restoration

Quimper Geological Society Field Trip:  A decade of changes in the Elwha River as a result of dam removal

 

Saturday Oct. 2, 2021, Port Angeles Area. Start time 9:30, finish 3 pm or later

Leaders: Ian Miller, Coastal Hazards Specialist, WA Sea Grant, Port Angeles
               Keith Denton, Fisheries Specialist and Consultant, Sequim
               Michael Machette, Quaternary Geologist (retired), Port Townsend

Objectives: Visit ground zero of the largest dam-removal project in the world and one of the largest ecological restoration projects ever attempted. See the developing shore-line and take a tour of three important restoration sites along the Elwha River. Limited participation, $15 fee to cover expenses. Deadline: receipt by mail on or before Sept. 24.

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2021-10-02 Ian Miller & Keith Denton — Field Trip: A decade of changes in the Elwha River as a result of dam removal

Quimper Geological Society Field Trip

October 2, 2021, Port Angeles Area. Start time 9:30. should finish around 3 pm (with other options)

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 geologic guide, is with the SeaGrant program of the University of Washington, but resides in Port Angeles close to the action.  Keith Denton is a Fisheries Consultant and will discuss the recovery program that has brought salmon back to the Elwha River after a century. We encourage carpool caravans leaving from our Port Angeles’ start point and a BYO lunch. We’ll be gone most of the day.

Leaders:  Ian Miller, Coastal Hazards Specialist, Washington Sea Grant, Port Angeles
Keith Denton, Fisheries Specialist and Consultant, Sequim
Michael Machette, Quaternary Geologist (retired), Port Townsend

Objectives:  Visit ground zero of the largest dam-removal project in the world and one of the largest ecological restoration projects ever attempted. See the developing shore-line and take a tour of three important restoration sites along the Elwha River. Enjoy the outdoors and have enlightening discussions (socially distanced).  Limited participation, $15 fee to cover expenses. Deadline: Closed Sept. 15 (Sorry).