Record Details


BTCV, Howbery Park, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 8BA

Telephone01302 57 22 44
Background Information

The British Trust for Conservation Volunteers (BTCV) is a conservation charity (no. 261009) facilitating a practical, local volunteer contribution to protecting the environment. It was established as the Conservation Corps by Brigadier Armstrong, on the initiative of the Council for Nature. The body expanded in the 1960s, becoming independent, and adopting the current name, in 1970. It currently (2006) co-ordinates 2,225 local groups, and boasts 140,000 volunteers. Source:

Year Created1970
Other Names / Antecedent Bodies

Conservation Corps (1959-1970); British Trust for Conservation Volunteers

Related Organisations

Council for Nature

KeywordsEnvironment and conservation.
Last Edited ByRC at 26/06/2008 09:29:22