Coastline Geology Excursion

November 5, 2022 - 1:00 PM
Netarts Community Center
4949 Netarts Hwy West
Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS

View of the Netarts coastline. /Photo courtesy of Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS
View of the Netarts coastline. /Photo courtesy of Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS

Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS is hosting a presentation and excursion to explore coastal geography of Netarts Bay. This event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. and begin at the Netarts Community Center (4949 Netarts Hwy W).

About the event:

"The same geological forces that threaten our lives with earthquakes and volcanic eruptions also nourish our spirits by forming the spectacular mountains, valleys, and coastlines of the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Bob Lillie relates this "Beauty from the Beast" story by highlighting spectacular scenery in national, state, and local parklands. He draws on his experience as a geology professor, park ranger, and graphic illustrator to remind Northwest residents and visitors that our hometowns and iconic parklands are subject to geologic processes that affect our lives and livelihoods. By learning to live with the beast of earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions, we can more fully appreciate the beauty that surrounds us.

During this program, the presenter will offer some background information before heading into the field (weather dependent) to explore different geologic features of the coastline. Participants should be prepared to walk 1 - 2 miles over paved, gravel, and sand surfaces and also be ready to navigate stairs and rocks to the beach. Please bring a reusable water bottle, and layers of clothing and be prepared for sun or rain. Sturdy walking shoes are required. Participants are expected to provide their own transportation between destinations."

About the presenter: 

"Dr. Robert J. (Bob) Lillie is a writer, illustrator, and national park ranger specializing in communicating park landscapes and their deeper meanings to the public. He was a Professor of Geosciences at Oregon State University from 1984 to 2011, and he is a Certified Interpretive Trainer through the National Association for Interpretation as well as a Study Leader for Road Scholar tours of the Pacific Northwest.

Bob is the author of several books about geological landscapes and their connections to natural and cultural history, including “Beauty from the Beast: Plate Tectonics and the Landscapes of the Pacific Northwest" (2015) and "Oregon's Island in the Sky: Geology Road Guide to Marys Peak" (2017). His latest book is titled "The Story Beneath the Scenery: Plate Tectonics and the Landscapes of Our National Parks" (2020)."

This event is free, to reserve your spot, go here.