A Geologist Eyes Clear Lake

April 25, 2016

When: Thursday, July 13, 1 pm to 3 pm
Where: Clear Lake Habitat Reserve, Warrenton
Led by: Tom Horning


When NCLC acquired Clear Lake Habitat Reserve in 2013, it was the last undeveloped interdunal lake on the Warrenton peninsula outside of Fort Stevens State Park to be conserved. Join Tom Horning on an exploration of this hidden gem, tucked away between Ridge Road and downtown Warrenton, as he speculates about how the lake was formed. Did you guess that its origin story probably involves an earthquake? Tom will also wander over to NCLC’s wetland restoration project on the same property to see how it is progressing.


TOM HORNING grew up in Seaside and earned his master’s degree in geology at Oregon State University. He returned to Seaside in 1994 and opened Horning Geosciences, a geological consulting service. Tom joined the board of NCLC in 1996 and has been actively involved with the land trust ever since.


Walk info: This is an easy, mostly flat walk located on established trails. The walk is about 1 mile total. No toilets on site. No dogs allowed on site.

What to bring: Water and snacks. Wear sturdy walking shoes and dress for the day’s weather.

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