Chaffee County's Geologic History Revealed

The Arkansas Valley geologic landscape has been shaped by many epic events, including volcanoes, earthquakes, fault lines moving miles, massive glaciers and even epic floods.

Central Colorado Conservancy board president and Professional Geologist Cindy Williams will explain these phenomena in her popular lecture titled “Geology, Fire and Ice - Amazing Geologic Events Shaping Local Landscapes” on Thursday, Jan. 10 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. in the Salida Scout Hut, 210 E. Sackett Ave. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m.

Beginning with a brief geologic history of the area, Williams will take participants on a virtual tour of phenomena seen in our local landscapes today; how they were formed and what it means about our geologic past - and our future.

From huge boulders in Buena Vista to the unique Chalk Cliffs, participants will learn some of the amazing stories our local landforms and geologic features have to tell.

Cost is $10 for Central Colorado Conservancy members, $12 for non-members. Pre-registration is not required and tickets will only be available at the Scout Hut that evening, first come, first served.

For more information, call the Conservancy at 719-539-7700.

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