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Work Party Cheshire Locks

15 November 2018


Work Party Lichfield

16 November 2018

Trent & Mersey Canal, Staffs.

Work Party Ashton Canal

17 November 2018

M11 4GU

Work Party Shropshire Union Canal

17 November 2018


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Working to protect and restore the country's 6,500 miles of canals and rivers

IWA is the leading membership charity dedicated to protecting and restoring Britain’s network of canal and river waterways. We use our extensive experience and member knowledge to formulate expert policies as well as undertake local and national campaigns that have a real impact on the UK's inland waterways.

Our Waterway Recovery Group provides practical and technical support to waterways restoration projects across the country and runs Canal Camp restoration working holidays, as well as providing skills training for volunteers.

Become a member today and help us to protect and expand the waterways network that you love.

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Harry Arnold MBE

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IWA's Essex Waterways manages the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation. Find out about licences and more.
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