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October CreekSpeak: Exploring the Berryessa Region: A Geology, Nature, and History Tour

Thursday, October 15, 7PM ZOOM Meeting Platform

Join Putah Creek Council's fourth and final CreekSpeak talk of 2020 on Thursday, October 15, 2020. 


Marc Hoshovsky, a local naturalist, will explain the fascinating geological diversity of the Berryessa Region and upper Putah Creek watershed, and unravel how that landscape formed over millions of years. This is the focus of a newly released book, Exploring the Berryessa Region: A Geology, Nature, and History Tour, which he co-authored with Eldridge and Judy Moores, Peter Schiffman, and Bob Schneider to interpret part of the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument.

Marc will tell a simplified story of how this region, close to Davis, evolved over geological time. It’s a remarkable submarine tectonic subduction zone now exposed on land, full of thrust faults, ophiolites, turbidites, serpentine mud volcanoes, and more. He will take us on a virtual tour to locations where these features occur in the watershed. And chances are he will insert a few fun stories about local history and ecology along the way.

Marc is a retired naturalist living in Davis, California. He spent 30 years working for state government on endangered species habitat conservation planning throughout the state of California. He has a B.S. degree in Geology from Utah State University and a B.S. degree in Geology with a M.S. in Ecology from Humboldt State University. 

 

CreekSpeak events are at 7PM on the third Thursday of the month (July through October), held via Zoom (in order to accommodate social distancing guidelines). These talks are free to Putah Creek Council members and open to the public (registration will be capped at 100 people). A $5 donation is requested from those who have not yet joined the Council.

 

The 2020 CreekSpeak lineup is: 

A Tale of Two Elements: Selenium and Mercury in California’s Coastal Mountain Watersheds with Earl Byron and Darell Slotton (July 16th, 2020)

Studying the Return of Salmon to Putah Creek with Mackenzie Miner, Fangue Lab UC Davis (August 20th, 2020)

Soils in the Lower Putah Creek Watershed: Links to the Larger Landscape with Vic Claasen (September 17th, 2020)

Exploring the Berryessa Region: A Geology, Nature, and History Tour with Marc Hoshovsky (October 15th, 2020)

When
October 15th, 2020 8:00 PM   through   8:00 PM
Contact
Mobile: 530-795-3006
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