Geology of Sonoma County

February 16, 2020 from 10:00 11:30 AM

Gualala Point Regional Park

42401 Coast Highway 1
Gualala, CA 95445
38.75912194, -123.5231194

Step back in time as we explore how plate tectonics and volcanic activity have shaped our local landscapes.  Learn why Sonoma County is home to such rich geologic diversity, and how that diversity has informed the history of the region. Expect a short walk to socially distanced lecture seating. Registration is required for this free event. Parking $7 or free for Regional Parks members. For more information, contact Ellie Muelrath by email at Elspeth.Muelrath@sonoma-county.org or by phone at (707) 791-0093.

January 23 - Riverfront Regional Park
Discover the history of the changing landscapes of the Russian River. Learn about the role that the Russian River has played in shaping our scenery. The Russian River has been a crucial water source for our community as well as a historical source of industry that has informed local economies and population demographics.

  • 10-11 a.m.
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  • 1-2 p.m.
    This event is full.

February 27 - Doran Regional Park
Explore the boundary of the North American and Pacific Plates while marveling at the unique geological history of the Sonoma Coast. View sandstone formations chiseled by the elements and learn how geologists find evidence of tectonic theory through observable coastal features. We’ll learn about plate tectonics and observe a myriad of coastal rock formations.

Visit Gualala Point Regional Park

Gualala Point Regional Park bench and view

Next to the Gualala River, this 195-acre park has open meadows mixed with coastal forest. Campground, trail system, coastal vistas and sandy beaches.