Port Townsend-area geology group joins umbrella non-profit

Quimper Geology Group joins Jefferson Land Trust

The Quimper peninsula, Jefferson County, Washington, separates two deep bays: Port Townsend, off Admiralty Inlet, and Discovery Bay, off the Straits. The peninsula includes the sweet town of Port Townsend.

Jefferson Land Trust (JLT) is pleased to join with the Quimper Geology Group (QGG) who will now be a part of JLT. The two groups have come together because they share an appreciation of our natural world. The Geology Group’s goal is to broaden citizen’s awareness of geology, geologic issues, understanding of the land we share, and land conservation, one of JLT’s primary missions. The Jefferson Land Trust Geology Group (JLTGG), as it will be known, facilitates public lectures on geology and associated subjects, typically every other month. During the summer, the group conducts local field trips to learn, first-hand, about local and regional geology. JLTGG has an informal membership of about 150 Quimper Peninsula residents. Lectures are generally free, although donations are accepted to offset meeting costs.

Their next event will be a discussion of the Geology of Mount Baker by Dave Tucker (WWU) on Sat. Jan. 14, 2012. The talk by Ray Wells (USGS) at the last get together drew a very large crowd.

Information about the geology group’s activities will be listed at the JLT website www.saveland.org. To be on the email list to receive notices of lectures and field trips, please contact Michael Machette (JLTGG program director) at this cleverly disguised email address:         geomorph08 at earthlink.net.

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