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Welcome to South Coast Geological Society

Greetings South Coasters,                                     February, 2021

Thank you to all who logged in to our January joint meeting with San Diego Association of Geologists.  We had a record number of attendees (110) to hear Paul Burgess of California Geological Survey discuss debris flows in northern San Diego County last spring.  Paul’s latest project is a statewide landslide database that is accessible for professionals to upload geo-tagged photos of landslides, debris flows, or slumps. He assured us that no landslide is too small and he would be grateful if we upload our photos.  So, the next time you are gawking at a slope failure while driving, go ahead and pull over and take a photo and upload to the following website:

https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/landslides#california-recent-landslides-accordion

Our next meeting is coming up soon – we hope you can join us on President’s Day for a geology-themed quiz. Since the licensing exam is coming up in March, we thought we would help out everyone studying for the exam by hosting a fun practice quiz … so put away your notes, close your textbooks, ignore your flashcards and take a little break from studying by joining us for some fun competition, geo-trivia, and light-hearted debate.

Don’t forget to renew your membership and/or corporate sponsorships! Our website is currently under re-construction, but the membership and sponsorship pages are current and the forms are linking to our membership database, as intended.  Your support is always very much appreciated and helps us fund student events and scholarships, as well as our fall field trip. 

Lastly – please save the date for our March meeting – it will be here before we know it! On March 1st, we will be hosting our annual meeting with the geology department at CSULB, with one of their newest faculty members presenting.

Take care and stay safe, friends!

 
Lynne Yost
SCGS President