Have we entered a New Geological Era? Crawford Lake in Milton may be the Golden Spike that Scientists are looking for.
This weeks exciting news is that Crawford Lake in Milton has been identified by Scientists around the world to mark the starting point of a new geological era known as the Anthropocene Epoch. Anthropocene is derived from the Greek words, meaning anthropo for ‘man’ and cene for ‘new’. The name was coined in 2000 by biologist Eugene Stormer and chemist Paul Crutzen.
Evidence of an ancient meteor impact, that’s found in a Tunisian cliff face, signals the end of the Age of the Dinosaurs and the start of the Holocene Epoch. The Holocene era that we’ve been living in has been in existence for 11,700 years. And now, Scientists say that evidence found in the sediment at the bottom of Crawford Lake indicates a ‘Golden Spike’, a change to the earth’s surface that denotes the beginning of a new Epoch. This geological era will be documented in realtime and that’s very exciting.
Halton’s Crawford Lake Conservation Area is also known for our preserved Native Heritage. From 1973 to 1987, 11 Longhouses were excavated with over 10,000 artifacts. Longhouse Village takes us back to what daily life was like 600 years ago. The lake itself is pretty much a bottomless sink hole with freezing cold water. What’s unique about it, is that it’s a Meromictic Lake. A deep and element protected lake where the water doesn’t mix and clear cut levels of yearly sediment occur. The sediment denotes a thousand years of environmental history with little change until the 1950’s when humankind decided to create havoc. In the 50’s signs of nuclear weapon testing elsewhere in the world are reflected by traces of radioactive plutonium found in the sediment. The rise of fossil fuel burning, the advent of acid rain and loss of microbe species have also been preserved over the last 70 years. Never before has the earth’s surface transformed so dramatically in such a short time. The ‘Golden Spike’ might be the scientific proof that the world needs for survival.
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Friday July 14th
Durham County Poets @ The Moonshine Cafe
From blues to folk, jazz to ragtime and including elements of the Band, James Taylor, Jimmy Reed and Leon Redbone. Members bring different musical backgrounds to create a sound that has been labeled as soulful folk.
137 Kerr Street
Friday Night Karaoke @ The Ivy Arms
Enjoy live music, food, drinks and Karaoke.
201 Main Street E
Friday Night Jazz @ Towne Square
Jazz in the square is back stop by when you’re out on the town!
130 Navy Street
Hayley Verrall @ Oakridge Farm – Ireland Museum
Bring a lawn chair or blanket and relax while listening to local talent. There will be lawn games and light refreshments available from local vendors.
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
2168 Guelph Line
Saturday July 15th
Black Smith Demo @ Milton Historical Society
Watch traditional blacksmithing at the Waldie Blacksmith Shop. Learn about the craft and view some finished steel pieces made by their blacksmiths.
9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m
16 James Street
The Enchanted Garden @ Royal Botanical Gardens
Make your way to Royal Botanical Gardens where a touch of magic awaits you. Meet mystical creatures, participate in delightful activities, and discover the secrets of the Enchanted Garden.
1185 York Blvd
Tyga @ Cabana Pool Bar
Tyga rose from independent hustling to major-label superstardom, showcasing his effortless talent and
1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
11 Poison Street
Sunday July 16th
Mission: Impossible-Dead Reckoning Part One @ Film.ca
Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team embark on their most dangerous mission yet: To track down a terrifying new weapon that threatens all of humanity before it falls into the wrong hands.
12:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
171 Speers Road
Kendra Gabriel @ Towne Square
Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kendra Gabrielle is a fresh-faced indie artist, in the Country Music world
3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
130 Navy Street
Lake to Longhouse @ Crawford Lake
Travel back in time and learn about the history of the land at Crawford Lake Conservation Area long before settlers arrived through this small group tour of a 15th century reconstructed Longhouse Village. Explore the longhouses and village gardens and try your hand at traditional fire starting. Then head over to Crawford Lake and unravel some of the mysteries buried in the depths of this rare, meromictic lake.
1 p.m. ro 2 p.m.
3115 Conservation Road
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