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Mountain Lake Science Saturdays

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 unanswered.


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
When & Where
Starts: 7/12/2014 2:00 PM
Ends: 7/12/2014 3:00 PM
(Mountain Lake )
Meet at the 14th Avenue gate located near 1080 Wedemeyer Street.

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