3:00 – 4:30 pm — Wednesday, June 3
In 2017, John Bethel retired from a 30-year career as an engineering geologist and geomorphologist for King County in Washington state. After earning a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from the University of Washington, he worked for the USGS and in private consulting until joining King County in 1987. At King County, John worked on development review in geologically hazardous areas and on development of King County Code as it relates to geologic hazards. Additionally, he worked on and managed stream restoration, channel stabilization, and shoreline enhancement projects. John also conducted channel migration studies and was the technical lead for mapping landslide hazards along river corridors in King County following the 2014 SR530 landslide.
John and his wife Ann moved to the Port Ludlow area when John retired, where he has been active hiking, boating, volunteering with Jefferson Land Trust, and presenting talks on various geologic topics to school, community, and homeowner groups. He is a Licensed Geologist and Engineering Geologist in Washington State.
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