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Excerpted from an article in The Transylvania Times –  July 27, 2017

“The August “Discover Natural Transylvania” program at the Transylvania County Library will explore the billion-year-old geologic  history of Transylvania County.  Geologist Rick Wooten’s presentation, “The Geology of Transylvania County and Vicinity:  Mountains, Faults, Waterfalls, Landslides and More.” will highlight mountain geology within the framework of plate tectonics on Thursday, August 3, at 6:30 pm. in the Rogow Room.

Wooten will discuss nearby scenic geologic features that help people understand geologic process past and present.  He will also cover the connectivity between landscape, ecosystems, weather, local history and geology.

Wooten has both a B.S. and M.S. in geology from the University of Georgia.  He served as an aircraft maintenance officer in the US Air Force between obtaining the degrees.  He worked as an engineering geologist on the Gifford Pinchot National F in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State from 1980-1990.  Since 1990 he has worked for the NC Geological Survey as the senior geologist for Geohazards and Engineering Geology.  Duties with the NCGS include geologic mapping and landslide research.

The program is approximately one hour and light refreshments are provided.  Discover Natural Transylvania programs are supported by the Friends of the Library.

For additional information, contact Marcy at 828-884-1820 or marcy.thompson@transylvaniacounty.org.”

SOURCE:  The Transylvania Times

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