Mountain Lake Science Saturdays is a
lively new series of talks by scientists studying topics relating to
Mountain Lake and its ecological restoration. On the second Saturday of
every month, gather at the lake to hear researchers from a variety of
disciplines talk on topics ranging from Archaeology to Zooplankton.
Here’s your chance to ask the experts your questions about the science
behind saving this precious San Francisco natural wonder!
The History and Archaeology of Mountain Lake
Join Presidio Trust Archaeologist Kari Jones to learn about the
ongoing research into the cultural and natural history of Mountain Lake. She
will discuss core samples taken from the bottom of Mountain Lake, and what this
research can tell us about the formation of the lake and the prehistoric
environment. She will also discuss Native Ohlone in the Presidio and the
Spanish Colonial settlement that followed. By presenting the geological,
limnological, archaeological and historical data, she will summarize what is
currently understood about the lake along with the many questions that remain
Kari Jones is an archaeologist with the Presidio Trust and has
worked on the planning of the Mountain Lake Enhancement and Remediation
Projects since 2009.
Talks are held at the outdoor classroom (north end of the lake), approximately a 15 minute walk from the parking lot at 14th Avenue and Wedemeyer Street (Free Parking). Follow the signs from there or join a guide leaving at 1:45 pm. Get Directions >>
Second Saturdays aren’t just Science Saturdays! Join
your neighbors at Mountain Lake every Second Saturday from 9 am to noon for Service
Saturdays. Volunteer and help restore Mountain Lake’s precious natural
resources. For more information, email Jason Lisenby at firstname.lastname@example.org.