Where the Water Begins Presenter Spotlight: John Bethel

Geologist John Bethel teaching

John Bethel, a Licensed Geologist and Engineering Geologist in Washington State, will be presenting at King Conservation District’s August Where the Water Begins workshop about the geological features relevant to marine beach and bluff homeowners of the Puget sound region.

John received his Bachelor’s in Geology in 1977 and Master’s in Forest Soils in 1982. A former Senior Geologist for King County, he spent 30 years working on reviewing permit applications in geologically hazardous areas, developing King County Code related to geologic hazards, and managing stream restoration and channel stabilization projects.
Geologist John Bethel teaching
Where the Water Begins provides marine beach and bluff homeowners with information on minimizing slope instability and landslides, using native vegetation to reduce erosion, and improving fish and wildlife habitat.

Workshop topics covered by John include:
• Geologic History of Puget Sound Shorelines
• Coastal Bluff Processes
• Beach Formation and Longshore Drift

Be sure to join Bethel and other marine shoreline experts at one of the upcoming Where the Water Begins workshops.

Saturday, August 3rd | Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center, Seattle | 9:00AM-3:00PM

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