Apalachicola Reserve Hosts Lecture on Geology of Franklin County’s Barrier Islands

Jan. 15, 2015

APALACHICOLA – The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve invites the public to attend an evening lecture, “Shifting Sands: How Historical Maps and Air Photos Can Reveal Changes in Franklin County’s Barrier Islands,” on Thursday, Jan. 22.

Geologist Jim Mott will show what he has learned from studying decades of historical maps. A local part-time resident and professional geologist, Mott has made a hobby of documenting some of the evolving changes across the barrier islands. Mott will show examples of how the islands have locally grown (or diminished) over the past 150 years, as evidenced from decades of historic maps and aerial photos.

Mott has a Ph.D. in geology from Queen’s University in Canada and has worked as a professional geologist for 25 years, primarily in Canada, but also overseas and in the United States.

The lecture will be held at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve. It is free and open to the public. No registration is required. For more information contact Anita Grove at 850-670-7708 or Anita.Grove@dep.state.fl.us.

WHAT:   GEOLOGY LECTURE

WHEN:   Thursday, Jan. 22
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve
108 Island Dr.
Eastpoint, FL 32328

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