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Dorset’s Important Geological Sites Group (DIGS) – Geological Conservation workparty – 18 Nov 2023
November 18 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dorset’s Important Geological Sites Group (DIGS) will host a geological conservation workparty meeting at the Rockpit Farm
Date: Saturday, 18 November 2023
For further information on exact time, meeting place and to attend:
Contact the DIGS liaison officer:
Alan Holiday at email: email@example.com
Theme: Although the Jurassic Coast in Dorset is well-known for its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its geological interest, there are also many inland sites of great geological interest and importance. Some are natural exposures; others are old quarries or pits where the rock was worked for building stone, lime production, brick making or pottery clay. Many of these important sites need regular simple maintenance to ensure that rock faces are clear of vegetation and access paths kept open for visitors.
In order to keep the sites available with access to the public and educational groups the DIGS group carries out conservation work, mostly clearing vegetation (brambles, nettles etc.).
If this sort of activity is of interest to you and you would like to take part please contact us for further details. No previous knowledge of geology is required. However, it is a rare opportunity for you to get up close and personal to outcrops of important geology in the area and simultaneously learn from very experienced geologists in the group.
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Photo example of another site from Aug 2023 geo-conservation work on fossil forest horizon at Kingbarrow Quarry, interpretation courtesy of DIGS website https://dorsetrigs.org/