Thanet Countryside Trust
is the freehold owner and administrator of Monkton Nature
Reserve. The reserve is situated in an old chalk quarry, last
excavated in 1958. It was rescued from becoming a county council
rubbish tip in 1985 on the condition that it became a nature
reserve and study centre. The Trust was particularly anxious
to keep one of the last natural assets on Thanet - apart from
the cliffs and seashore there are very few areas of natural
habitat left on the island
The Trust's aims, as set out by the Charity Commission are:
'The advancement of public education
on ecology, natural history and related subjects.
The conservation, protection and
restoration, for the public benefit, of natural resources,
natural beauty, animal and plant life, and lands of ecological
importance throughout the Isle of Thanet, or in relation to
such areas and/or such resources as the Trustees may from
time to time decide.
To provide for the benefit of the
public facilities of a charitable nature for outdoor recreation
in the aforesaid area of benefit'.
Becoming a Member