Friday, May 1, 2015
WREN’s Wetland Wander Eight Thousand Years of Dirt! Legacy of Mt. Mazama: Special WEW Soils Program
Tuesday, May 12th
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Join us for a very special Wetland Wander. Morning and early afternoon activities include: (indoors), Geopmorphologist Karin Baitis will present her research into the soils of the wetlands and discuss its implications, using a PowerPoint presentation. Hands-on activities will let audience members touch clay samples and other soils; we'll see ash from Mt. St. Helens, and see tools used in soils studies. WREN will provide light refreshments.
Karin will then lead us on a field trip through our local wetlands. She will core the gray clay and show wetland features such as soil layers, hummocks and vernal pools, and explain changes in the landscape and how they relate to conservation and water quality. BRING A LUNCH AND ALL WEATHER WEAR.
Contact Susanna Hamilton @ 541.338.7046