Glacial retreat impact on Unity area topic of Dec. 12 talk

UNITY — The Sebasticook Regional Land Trust will host Kevinn Spigel discussing what happened to our landscape after the glaciers retreated on Wednesdsay, Dec. 12, as part of its speaker series.

Spigel is a professor of Geoscience at Unity College, and will explain how the local environment has evolved. How has Sandy Stream changed from the glacial retreat 12,000 years ago to today? Using core sampling of sediments, radiocarbon dating, stream discharge data and Geographic Information System data, Spigel and his students are trying to answer this question. Sandy Stream is a byproduct of the deglaciation.
The talk is open to the public and questions are welcomed. Light refreshments will be available. Admission is free, but a $5 donation is suggested.
The talk is at 93 Main Coffee Shop, 93 Main St. For more informationm call 207-948-3766 or email

PHOTO: Sandy Stream in Unity. (Maureen Milliken photo)