Join Us for a Geology Walk with Mayor Karl Dean SATURDAY, February 4th, 2012, 1:30pm Percy Warner Park
Who: All individuals, families and groups welcome. What: Dr. Molly Miller, Earth and Environmental Science Professor at Vanderbilt University, accompanied by Anne Choquette, a Hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, will lead a two mile walk through Percy Warner’s Mossy Ridge Trail. Participants will be
shown major rock formations and learn the history they record. Hear about how Nashville’s landscape was once a Bahamas like paradise and a stagnant ocean bottom thick with dead algae eventually transformed into oil and gas. Don’t miss the chance to chat with the Mayor,
learn about nature, meet people and get healthy. Dress for cold weather, bring your camera, and water. Also, wear walking shoes - portions of the trail may be muddy! Date/Time: Saturday, February 4th. Walk begins at 1:30p.m. Walk will only be cancelled in the case of severe weather, snow or icy conditions. Where: The walk will start at the Deep Well Picnic Area in Percy Warner Park. The trailhead and parking is located off Highway 100. A map is located at: http://www.nashville.gov/parks/images/previous/percywarner_map.gif
Directions: Take I-40 to exit 199 (Old Hickory Blvd. Exit). Take Old Hickory Blvd. south towards Bellevue. Continue straight on Old Hickory for 3.5 miles, until it "T’s" into Highway 100 at a light. Turn left on Hwy 100. Deep Well entrance is on the right in 2.2 miles. It is not signed; but is an ornate entrance. Stay straight on the park road passing picnic areas. Parking is available at the trailhead. Questions? Jenna.Smith@nashville.gov or call (615) 967-8186.
Published on Feb 1, 2012