Up for a walk down Lily Point?

The Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Association of Women Geoscientists is planning a field trip to Point Roberts and is inviting anyone interested to join them.

Organized by association member and local resident Mindy Brugman, the group will be taking a walk at Lily Point to look at what the geological evidence says about the Point’s history.

“We’re going to look at the sand cliffs and go back in time 140,000 years to the last interglacial period,” Brugman said. “We’ll look at possible evidence of tsunamis, earthquakes and the multiple times the Point has been overrun by a mile thick sheet of ice.”

The group will meet at the Lily Point parking lot at 8 a.m. Saturday, October 1 and Brugman said they expect to walk the uplands and along the beach to Seabright Farm in approximately four hours. Participants will need to sign a waiver but all are welcome to join in. “I’m looking forward to everybody being involved and bringing their knowledge,” Brugman said. She can be reached at brugmanm@telus.net, 778/997-0570 for more information.

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