The Marys Peak Group operates from Corvallis, Oregon and serves the region of Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, and Polk counties — from the Yachats to Otis on the Pacific coast to the high Cascades. We take our name from the nearby Marys Peak, the highest mountain in the coast range. more...
The same geological forces that threaten our lives with earthquakes and volcanic eruptions also nourish our spirits by forming spectacular mountains, valleys, and coastlines. Dr. Robert J. Lillie will relate this "Beauty from the Beast" story of the Pacific Northwest by highlighting the relationship between the spectacular scenery in our region to the geological processes that created them. He draws on his experience as a geology professor, park ranger and graphic illustrator to remind us that our hometowns and iconic parklands are subject to geologic processes that affect our lives and livelihoods. By learning to live with the beast of earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions, we can more fully appreciate the beauty that surrounds us. Dr. Lillie's extensively illustrated book on this topic will be for sale at the end of the program. This program is held at and co-sponsored by the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.
Contributions, gifts and dues to the Sierra Club are not tax deductible; they support our effective, citizen-based advocacy and lobbying efforts.
You can specifically help the Marys Peak Group with its outings program, trail work, and evening programs by donating to the Marys Peak Group foundation. These donations are tax deductible.
Donations may be sent to:
Sierra Club Foundation
P.O. Box 863
Corvallis, OR 97339
For information contact treasurer Julie Arrington