Puget Lobe Chapter

IAFI’s Puget Lobe Chapter serves the greater Puget Sound region

Chapter Officers
President Dale Lehman
Vice President (open)
Secretary  Mark Dalos
Treasurer Linda Wolfe

Chapter Meetings – The Puget Lobe Chapter meets in Jan., Mar., May, Sept., and Nov., ordinarily on the first Monday of the month, except in Sept., when the meeting is usually on the second Monday. In addition to presenting programs and activities about the Ice Age Floods, the Chapter explores aspects of the geology and natural history of the Puget Basin and western Washington that are complementary to the principal Floods story. It was in this region that J Harlen Bretz, as a Seattle resident over 100 years ago, began his serious examination of the large-scale effects of lowland glaciation and deglaciation.

The Chapter meets at the Edmonds Senior Center, which is right on the waterfront in Edmonds, at 220 Railroad Ave., between Main and Dayton Sts., a short distance south of the Kingston ferry dock and directly across the street from the AmTrak station. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. and are always free and open to the public.

There is off-street parking at the Center, as well as elevator access to the second-floor meeting room.

For more information about the chapter contact Dale Lehman by e-mail or at (530) 350-6877.

Please see the Upcoming Events to the right or the General Events Calendar for a listing of all chapter meetings and events.

2017 IAFI Fall Membership Meeting and Tour

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Bretz and His Floods Story – National Geographic

National Geographic has published an outstanding article, “Formed by Megafloods, This Place Fooled Scientists for Decades”, about J Harlan Bretz and his outrageous, fantastical theories of a landscape shaped by huge floods. Most Ice Age Floods aficionados are generally aware … [Read More Here…]

Washington’s Ice Age Floods – ESRI Story Map

The Washington Geological Survey (formerly the Division of Geology and Earth Resources) has just released an ESRI story map about the Ice Age Floods in Washington. The story map: “tells the story of cataclysmic outburst floods that shaped the landscape … [Read More Here…]

6 New “Nick On The Rocks” Videos

Here’s a present for all you Nick Zentner fans (and who isn’t a fan of Nick?). Nick is starring in 6 brand new short geology videos pretentiously titled ‘Nick On The Rocks’. This series of short videos showcases the diverse geologic wonders … [Read More Here…]

Chapter-specific Ice Age Floods Brochures

In 2015 the Lake Lewis Chapter developed a Lake Lewis Floodscape Brochure highlighting five major floods features in their Tri-Cities area. Each of the highlight panels include scanable links to more detailed information on the IAFI.org website. When the chapter … [Read More Here…]

Ice Age Floods Facebook Page

You may want to ‘Like‘ the Ice Age Floods Institute Facebook page to stay abreast of all the News and Shares coming out from the Institute. We’re sharing news and articles well beyond the Floods, including geology, natural history, general articles about … [Read More Here…]

IAFI Brochure

We know you want one. Well here’s your chance to get the latest updated, much more interesting version of our Ice Age Floods Institute tri-fold brochure. Actually the printed copies look even better since they’re properly folded to highlight each panel. … [Read More Here…]