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Events

Saturday, September 5, 2015
The Reach
Ice Age Floods Bus Tour of the Mid Columbia
Location: Richland, WA
Join geologist-author Bruce Bjornstad on an all-day bus tour of Ice Age flood features within the Pasco Basin including the Lake Lewis Isles, giant flood bars, ice-rafted erratics, and more. Tour includes bus, printed tour guide, lunch and beverages. Hours: 8am-5pm PRICE: $75.00 Please confirm by Sept. 1st
More Information: Kris Cargile 509-943-4100 x108

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
The Reach
Geology and Terroir Bus Tour of Mid-Columbia Vineyards
Location: Richland, WA
Join geologist-author Bruce Bjornstad on a bus tour of the region’s geology and its influence on the "terroir" of our local wine industry. We will also enjoy some wine tasting at a couple of wineries. Tour includes tour guides, bus, lunch and beverages. Hours: 8am - 5pm PRICE: $90.00 Please confirm by Sept. 4th
More Information: Kris Cargile 509-943-4100 x108

Saturday, September 12, 2015
Columbia Gorge Chapter
Field Trip
Location: Cascade Locks, OR
Join the Gorge Chapter of Ice Age Floods Institute for a Geology of the Columbia Gorge fieldtrip covering the central portion of the Columbia Gorge, exploring many interesting geologic features of the Gorge with emphasis on the impact of the Ice Age Floods through this area. We will meet-up to board the bus at the Cascade Locks Marine Park parking lot and make a circuit covering both the Oregon and Washington sides of the Gorge with stops all the way east past The Dalles. There will be a number of drive-by and off-and-back-on the bus stops, as well as some stops with relatively short walks on good trails. Contact Terry Hurd or Lloyd DeKay at iaficgc@gmail.com for registration form and more information.
http://www.gorgefloods.org
More Information: Terry or Lloyd

Monday, September 14, 2015
Puget Lobe Chapter
Geology Underfoot in Western Washington
Location: Edmonds, WA
A new regional guidebook, Geology Underfoot in Western Washington, by Dave Tucker, will be presented at the September 14 chapter meeting, and copies will be available for purchase. //// Due to the Labor Day holiday, the meeting will not be held on the first Monday, but a week later, on Sept. 14. //// Dave is a research associate in Western Washington University’s geology department. He is well-known for his energetic commitment to the presentation of significant local geology topics to the general public. //// In his book, he presents a wide variety of 22 readily accessible and interesting geologic sites in Western Washington, combining engaging descriptions with full-color photos and illustrations, to bring their geological history to life. //// The material is selected from his long-running, user-tested online blog, “Northwest Geology Field Trips”, at https://nwgeology.wordpress.com/. The blog includes a handy “Field Trip Sorter-Outer” which provides a categorical index to the blog's specific entries about a wide range of features, including significant and accessible glacial erratics in western Washington. //// Chapter meetings are held at the Edmonds Senior Center, and start at 7 p.m. The meetings are always free and open the public. The Center is right on the waterfront in Edmonds, at 220 Railroad Ave., between Main and Dayton Sts., a short distance south of the Kingston ferry dock and directly across the street from the AmTrak station. There is some off-street parking at the Center, and there is elevator access to the second-floor meeting room. //// For more information, contact Dale Middleton at 206-784-3146 or dmiddleton1@earthlink.net.
More Information: Dale Middleton 206-784-3146

Friday, September 18, 2015
IAFI President
IAFI ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING AND LECTURE
Location: Wenatchee, WA
7 p.m.-9 p.m. Details provided as they are finalized

Saturday, September 19, 2015
IAFI President
IAFI FALL FIELD TRIP
Location: WENATCHEE, WA
Saturday, September 19, 2015 Annual fall IAFI field trip hosted by Wenatchee Valley Erratics chapter. “Glacial Geology of the Lake Chelan Area” Registration Forms are now available to download from this page, UPPER RIGHT SIDE.

Saturday, September 26, 2015
The Reach
Ice Age/Benge/Esquatzel and Washtucna Coulees
Location: Richland, WA
Learn firsthand with the Ice Age Floods expert, Gary Kleinknecht, as you journey through Benge, Connell, Palouse Falls, Washtucna, and Devils Canyon. Tour includes beverages, lunch, bus, tour guides. Hours: 8am-5pm PRICE: $80.0) Please confirm by Sept. 21st
More Information: Kris Cargile 509-943-4100 x108

Sunday, September 27, 2015
Ellensburg Chapter
Field Trip To Old Blewett Pass
Location: Ellensburg, Washington
Old Blewett Pass.Includes visit to Liberty with gold miner Rob Repin & historian Wes Engstrom. Details will be sent next month...

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Ellensburg Chapter
Evening Lecture: "Elwah Dam Removal"
Location: Ellensburg, Washington
7:00 pm. CWU's Hebeler Hall Auditorium. Evening Lecture by Andy Ritchie (USGS). subject: Elwah Dam Removal. Details to be determined...

Saturday, October 3, 2015
The Reach
Wallula Gap: Bottleneck for the Ice Age Floods (Hiking)
Location: Richland, WA
Join geologist-author Bruce Bjornstad on a bus ride to Wallula Gap before departing on a 4-5 mile long, moderate to strenuous hike along the flood-sculpted western side of the precipitous Wallula Gap. Elevation gain ~800 ft. Tour includes tour guide, bus and sack lunch. Hours: 9am-4pm PRICE: $65.00 Please confirm by Sept. 28th
More Information: Kris Cargile 509-943-4100 x108

Saturday, October 10, 2015
Cheney-Spokane Chapter
HIKE, STEAMBOAT ROCK
Location: Coulee City, WA
Leaders are Gene Kiver and Bruce Bjornstad. More information and registration form forthcoming
More Information: Linda Long, Hike Registrar 509.235.4251

Sunday, October 11, 2015
Cheney-Spokane Chapter
HIKE, WAGON TRAIL ROAD (NORTHUP CANYON)
Location: Coulee City, WA
Leaders are Gene Kiver and Bruce Bjornstad. More information and registration form forthcoming.
More Information: Linda Long, Hike Registrar 509.235.4251