Gloucestershire Geology Trust

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Gloucestershire Geology Trust
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Formation 1992
Legal status Active
Website Official Website

The Gloucestershire Geology Trust (at times titled GGT) is a nonprofit group founded in 1992, and based in the county of Gloucestershire in South West England. The charity operates a number of volunteer and conservation projects, as well as local events and a Rock & Fossil Roadshow program. GGT also run the county's Geological Records Center. Operating entirely on donations, in 2012 GGT received £39,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.[1]


The Gloucestershire Geology Trust began as a local Gloucestershire RIGS (Regionally Important Geological/geomorphological Sites) group before incorporating in 1992.[2] he Trust was set up in 1992, with the aim of surveying and recording Regionally Important Geological Sites (RIGS). Gloucestershire Geology Trust (GGT) is a registered charity and a founder member of The Geology Trusts. It is a private non-profit organization, and all of the trust's funding comes from various grants, funds, charitable trusts and foundations.

Recent and current funding allowed them to initiate work programs and initiatives targeted at improving geodiversity in Gloucestershire, the county in South West England. GGT also carry out conservation work on geological sites, and hold the Geological Records Centre for the county. GGT produces several publications, and well as operates a Rock & Fossil Roadshow program and organizes a variety of events throughout the year.[citation needed]

In addition to these services, they deliver advice and information relating to geology and geo-conservation matters, as well as practical SSSI and RIGS geoconservation work. GGT has become the key point of Specialist Earth Heritage Conservation advice in the county of Gloucestershire.[citation needed] In January, 2012, the Trust began training volunteers as 'geo-wardens' to help oversee the Huntley and Longhope Geology and Landscape Trail, after receiving £39,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Gloucestershire charity given grant for 'Geowardens'". BBC. 2012-01-22. Retrieved 2014-08-23. 
  2. ^ Cynthia V. Burek; Colin D. Prosser (1 January 2008). The History of Geoconservation. Geological Society of London. p. 82. ISBN 978-1-86239-254-0. 

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