Issue date: 5th February 2013
Get involved in some springtime fun with Waterway Recovery Group, from scrub bashing to towpath creation, digger driving and reprofiling a section of canal!
WRG has four week-long Canal Camps planned for the start of 2013. In February there is a visit to the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation, Essex from 16th to 23rd February. Activities for the week will include vegetation clearance and towpath improvement works. Accommodation has been arranged at Danbury Outdoor Centre in one of its residential units.
Over Easter WRG has two Canal Camps on the Lancaster Canal from 29th March to 6th April and 6th to 13th April, where volunteers will continue work started in 2012 to reprofile and line a section of canal at Stainton. Volunteers will be involved in earth-moving using dumpers & excavators, vegetation clearance and stonework restoration. There is also another Camp on the Lichfield and Hatherton Canals running from the 29th March to 6th April. This is an exciting opportunity to get involved in a major restoration project with activities ranging from restoring a pound to clearing vegetation and creating new wildlife habitats
See more information on all of WRG's Canal Camps.
WRG attracts a wide range of people, from young volunteers taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme; to office workers bored of sitting at a desk all day who just want to get outdoors and dirty, have fun and learn new skills; to waterway enthusiasts who wish to make a contribution to restoring and preserving the system; and to retirees looking to do something completely different! Volunteers attending our working holidays must be aged between 18 and 70, but apart from that, age doesn’t matter, nor does previous experience. Each week-long residential canal camp costs £56 (includes food and basic accommodation).
Request a free copy of the 2013 Canal Camps Brochure or call Jenny Black on 01494 783 453 ext 604.