WRG Launches its 2015 Canal Camps

WRG Launches its 2015 Canal Camps

30 January 2015

IWA’s Waterway Recovery Group (WRG) has launched its Canal Camps schedule for 2015! This year WRG has planned twenty-seven Canal Camps on twelve different canal restoration projects and the schedule is full of great chances for volunteers to have a go at a variety of restoration activities from restoring a lock chamber to digging out a new section of canal.

WRG’s Canal Camps are working holidays that offer a wide range of opportunities for volunteers to learn new skills, from brick laying to operating an excavator, as they restore derelict waterways across England and Wales. Volunteers can enjoy a week away in the great outdoors whilst contributing to the restoration of parts of Britain’s industrial heritage.  

Mike Palmer, WRG Chairman said 'Volunteers are vital to organisations like WRG, without them we simply wouldn’t exist. It still amazes me how much our volunteers can achieve in a week … from clearing mud from a lock chamber to resurfacing a mile of towpath or even rebuilding a bridge parapet. This year we have a busy summer planned – visiting four new canal restoration sites and returning to some old favourites.

Canal Camps are planned throughout the summer and each costs £56 for the week. A full list of planned Canal Camps is available at WRG’s website and the 2015 Canal Camps Brochure can be read via Issuu or downloaded as a PDF (4.4MB).

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