Edmonton Geological Society
A Section of the Geological Association of Canada


Mill Creek Geo-Walk

  • 05 Oct 2014
  • 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Mill Creek Ravine
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The Edmonton Geological Society invites you to its second field trip of the year. Join Dr. Mark Fenton and John Pawlowicz for a geological afternoon stroll through Edmonton's Mill Creek Ravine which provides a small window into the geological history of the Edmonton region. Stops along the creek will highlight geological materials (Cretaceous bedrock and younger sediments), geological processes, geohazards (erosion, slides) and some of the measures employed to mitigate these hazards. 

We will meet at the parking lot just north of Whyte Avenue, about halfway down the hill to Mill Creek Pool. The walk is about 4 km on paved and gravel trails, with a small amount of 'off trail' walking in mostly flat terrain and will take approximately 3 hours. It is unlikely that there will be any washroom facilities along the route. Participants should dress appropriately for the weather and bring their own snacks and water. Sturdy, comfortable walking shoes or light hiking boots are recommended.

Cost for the walk is $5.00 for Edmonton Geological Society members and $10.00 for non-members. Included in the registration cost is a copy of "A field guide to the identification of Pebbles in the Edmonton Region" (http://www.egs.ab.ca/page-1796319). The number of participants is limited to 30; registration and payment must be received to reserve your place; first come, first served, so don’t wait.


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