SIMRES

GEOLOGY WALK

CRETACEOUS PARK & THE GEOLOGY OF THE SOUTHERN GULF ISLANDS

SATURNA ISLAND, BC

SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2016 - 12:30PM

meet at SIMRES Research Station, East Point Lighthouse
$10 at the door, 18 years and under are free

PATRICK JOHNSTONE

environmental geoscientist

East Point is a place of spectacular views, both near and far. To a geologist, those vistas tell the history of the region over 250 million years. Patrick will lead a walk around East Point—from Shell Beach to Tafoni Beach Access—talking about the creation of those distant mountain ranges and getting up-close and personal with the rocks of the Nanaimo Group on the foreshore.

Patrick completed a Masters in Earth Sciences at Simon Fraser University. His thesis studied the lower parts of the Nanaimo Group on the southernmost Gulf Islands and Saanich Peninsula. He uses his geology training and experience to solve environmental problems, mostly around groundwater protection and contaminated site remediation. He now works in pollution prevention and remediation for the City of Richmond. Patrick is a Councillor for the City of New Westminster and owns property on Saturna.

co-sponsored by Saturna Island Parks and Recreation Commission | SIPRC

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