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Red Rock Canyon geology and fossil record subject of Talk and Walk Aug. 15

       The geology and fossil record exposed along the eastern boundary of Red Rock Canyon Open Space will be explained and displayed at the next Talk and Walk Tuesday, Aug. 15
       The speaker, starting at 5:30 p.m., will be Eric Billmeyer, a senior instructor in geography and environmental studies at UCCS.
       Talk and Walk is a free on-site series presented by the Friends of Red Rock Canyon, a volunteer organization that helps care for the roughly 1,500-acre Colorado Springs-owned open space south of Highway 24.
       "Rocks in this part of the park are approximately 110 to 70 million years old and tell a fascinating story of past deltas, tidal flats, barrier islands and more," a press release states. "Once you learn how to 'read' the rocks for clues to these past depositional environments, you'll never look at this section of RRCOS the same."
       After his presentation, Billmeyer will lead a roughly three-mile hike along the open space's Lower Hogback Trail, the Hogback Valley Trail and the Codell Trail, the release adds.
       Advance reservations are necessary at friends@redrockcanyonopenspace.org or by calling David Valier at 685-4792.

Westside Pioneer/press release
(Posted 8/4/17; Outdoors: Red Rock Canyon)

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