Did you know that Lakewood was covered with 1000 feet of ice 13,000 years ago and completely under water well before that? And that we have a unique Rhododendron species that is thought to have migrated from China? Or that the Garry Oak is a protected species in Lakewood and why? Here’s a chance to learn more about your own home territory.
This program will offer an overview of the Lakewood and South Sound natural history and how the landscape here evolved. Supplemented with visual illustrations, Cheryl Hart-Guss will briefly describe the inland sea and formation of the Olympic and Cascade ranges; the intrusion and recession of the glaciers; the formation of our lakes, forests and prairies; and why some of us have yards of hard-pan blue clay and others of porous gravel.
Join us for this free and fascinating program at the Lakewood Library’s meeting room at 7 pm on Tuesday, April 17. The Society offers monthly programs, generally free and open to the public. Special programs are reserved for members only, along with the bi-monthly newsletter on topics of historical interest. Join us!