Every year, in addition to the review of LGS sites, Cumbria Geoconservation gets involved in or leads other local geological projects.
2021 - 2022
BGS are promoting GeoWeek 2021 nationally, including online events. In Cumbria we will plan activities for Earth Science week in October, organised by the Geologists Association, as we hope by then field trips and group size will be easier. The group continues to review exsiting sites and to promote geology in Cumbria.
2020 - 2021
Although GeoWeek was cancelled for 2020 due to the pandemic, the draft programme had expanded and has rolled over to 2021. The group was invloved in undertaking some reviews of geological SSSIs for Natural England, and The Westmoralnd Dales Heritage Lottery geology project made signicant progress with 13 new LGS approved, many on publically accessible land. Further work involves new geotrails and web information.
2019 - 2020
GeoWeek 2019: Various events took place all over Cumbria in May 2019. Thank you to Westmorland & Cumberland Geological Societies, Arnside & Silverdale AONB; Cumbria Amenity Trust Mining History Society; Kendal Museum; Tullie House Museum Carlisle; and the many volunteer event leaders.
Radio Cumbria did a spectacular 3 hour session on geology with Geocons Chair John Lackie and Cumberland Geological Society President John Rogers.
Geocaching for Families at Trowbarrow.
Rocks of the Auld Grey Town (Kendal)
Fire and Ice Borrowdale.
Coppermines industrial and geo-history.
Tullie House Museum: Designated Outstanding Collection
Tullie House Museum: Geoweek rock on.
Kendal Museum: Geology resources.
Kendal Museum: Explore the collection.
Kendal Museum: New display cabinets funded by GA Curry Fund.
Information Board Project at Brown Howe Quarry: Awarding of Certificate of Excellence by the Curry Fund Geologists Association, June 2019.
Certificate of Merit for Cumbria GeoConservation 2019
Geologists Dr Haydon Bailey and Dr Nicholas Pierpoint, President of the Geologists’ Association (GA) of London travelled north to present an Award of Excellence to Cumbria GeoConservation, for their geology project at Brown Howe quarry, Blawith, near Coniston. An interpretation board clearly explains the geological background to the quarry which once worked a pink rock which appears to be an offshoot from the Shap granite. The board would not have been possible without a generous donation from the GA Curry Fund. Dr Bailey, Chair of that fund, said that the Cumbria GeoConservation Brown Howe geology project was top of the list of projects that they had funded in 2018. He presented the Certificate to Dr John Lackie, Chair of Cumbria GeoConservation. The certificate will be placed at the Cumbria Wildlife Trust HQ at Plumgarths.
Certificate. Now displayed at Cumbria Wildlife Trust headquarters at Plumgarth.
Award presentation, Dr Haydon Bailey, right presents the certificate to Dr John Lackie, left.