Mark your Calendar: Membership Fossil Dig – April 27 thru 29th
The 2018 Membership weekend is coming up soon! Join us in Republic for the renowned “Members Only” dig April 27-April 29, when members are allowed exclusive access to Boot Hill before we open to the general public. Friday evening is for informal visiting at one of our restaurants or watering holes. Saturday evening join the Stonerose Board of Directors for a social hour, the annual membership meeting, and a casual dinner, followed by a scientific presentation. Sunday brings more digging before you head home. If you aren’t a member yet, sign up for a membership online at www.stonerosefossil.org, or at the Interpretive Center in Republic, so that you can participate.
Friday April 27 8am-4pm Member Digging at boot Hill
Saturday April 28 8am-4pm Member Digging at boot Hill
Fairgrounds meeting room-The Public is invited to attend
- 5pm-6:30pm Social Hour & Silent Auction
- 6pm-6:30pm Annual Membership Meeting
- 6:30pm-7pm Pizza Dinner $15 *
- 7pm-8pm Dr. Bruce Archibald
- Free presentation
- “What’s New in Republic Fossil Insects”
Sunday April 29 8am-3pm Digging at boot Hill
*reservations required for dinner
The Corner Lot is Stonerose’s original fossil site, located across from City Hall. It is rich in primarily insect fossils, and it doesn’t get the activity that Boot Hill gets in the way of quarrying. This lot is owned by the City of Republic, but Stonerose has committed to protecting the site because of the treasures that may lie beneath.
Gregg is asking for help filling sandbags, and taking other measures to protect the site for the future. There will be time for some “flip and float” hunting, and you will be able to keep three of your finds from the site, after Dr. Archibald, our visiting paleoentomologist, inspects them.
The work party is scheduled for Saturday morning, April 28, from 9 am until noon. Participants must come sign in at the Center before proceeding to the Corner Lot. There is no cost to join this 3 hour work party, however donations are gratefully accepted.