Upcoming Events & Meetings


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Work Party Ashton Canal

17 November 2018

M11 4GU

Work Party Shropshire Union Canal

17 November 2018

Chester

Les Allen Register

17 November 2018

Titford Pump House, Engine St, Oldbury, B69 4NL

Waterside Walk - Regent's Canal

18 November 2018

Angel tube station, Upper Street, Islington, London N1 9LJ


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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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