Hosting a Waterway Recovery Group Canal Camp in 2014

Issue date: 16th August 2013

IWA's Waterway Recovery Group (WRG) is now looking for waterway restoration projects that would benefit from Canal Camps next year.  Initially WRG is approaching canal societies and trusts to see whether or not they would be interested in hosting a Canal Camp. Any interested waterway group does not have to be able to provide a definite proposal from the outset as WRG is aware there are many factors to be considered such as funding.  However, WRG would still like to hear from you if you would like to be considered for a Canal Camp at this stage.

Interested groups should contact Jenny Black to discuss possibilities and to arrange a site visit.

In order for WRG to assess any proposed site you would need to provide the following information:

  • a description of the work
  • any plans, details of permissions and funding
  • any photos of the site
  • details of potential accommodation for the WRG volunteers

WRG needs final submissions for Canal Camps by 18th September, to allow enough time to arrange site visits before the WRG Board meets to plan the 2014 Canal Camps Schedule on 9th November.

In addition to Canal Camps, WRG also has several regional groups who may be interested in holding weekend working parties to help your project.  Such requests can be submitted throughout the year, either direct to the groups concerned or via Jenny Black at Head Office.  Most of the regional groups plan their work schedule some months in advance, so it is best to ask early.

Visit WRG's website to find out what is involved in hosting a canal camp.

Contact Jenny Black for further information or to express your interest, email jenny.black@waterways.org.uk or phone 01494 783 453.