Geology Walk with Ryan Gordon

The earth history of coastal Maine will be on display during a geology walk offered by Friends of Sears Island on Thursday, August 25th from 10:00am – 12:00pm. Ryan Gordon, a geologist with the Maine Geological Survey, will be presenting a walk titled “The Geology of Sears Island: From Rock and Clay to Pockmarks in Belfast Bay.” Ryan will lead participants on a walk to investigate glacial erratics, moraines, metamorphosed bedrock, and discuss what lies below the waves just offshore.    

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This event is free and open to the public. Sears Island is on Sears Island Road off Route 1 just east of Searsport. Participants should park along the causeway at the end of the road and meet at the kiosk near the island gate by 10:00am. Please wear sturdy footwear for clambering along the shore rocks, clothing suitable for the weather and insects, and bring water and insect repellent. A hand-lens or magnifying glass for looking at minerals may also be useful. Please no pets on guided walks. In the event of rain, this event will be cancelled. For more information and updates, visit www.friendsofsearsisland.org, facebook.com/friendsofsearsisland, or call Ashley at 975-3878.