The Geology of Pepperell  Its All About the Ice

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Environment / Nature - Lecture/Discussion

Date & Time: Thursday, November 21, 2019
6:30 PM-8:30 PM

Suggested Audiences: High School, College, Adult
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Lawrence Library
15 Main St.
Pepperell, MA 01463
Cost: Free
Sponsored by: Friends of the Lawrence Library
Description: The geology of Pepperell, like most of New England, is centered around tectonic
forces resulting from collisions with Europe and Africa that have created the
mountains and valleys in our area. However, even though it took more than 4 billion
years for these tectonic stresses to create our foundations, it is really the last 15,000
years that have re-shaped the land to its present conditionsa blink of an eye in
the span of geologic time.

Pepperell contains a unique collection of geologic and geomorphic landforms
situated in such a small area..lakes, drumlins, tills, scoured bedrock, sedimentary
depositions and other post-glacial features that dot our town. Bedrock is at our base,
but its all about the ice and how it reshaped what we see today. We will explore
some of our towns geologic features and how they were formed.

Bob Cataldo has been working as a geologist/hydrogeologist for close to 40 years in
the environmental and petroleum industries. He has a Masters in Geology from
Syracuse University and currently works in Chelmsford for AECOM Technical
Services, Inc.
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Phone: 978-433-0330
Entered by: Tina McEvoy (

Created: November 12, 2019 at 11:08 AM

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