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Ways to get involved

Volunteer

Love the waterways? Find volunteering opportunities near you. 

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Events

Find out what’s happening on – or next to – a river or canal near you.

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Join

Join with us to support the country’s 6,500 miles of canals and rivers.

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You can make a difference

We are the charity that works to protect and restore the country’s 6,500 miles of canals and rivers. We campaign for better existing waterways and help bring forgotten waterways back to life. Your support – joining in with a local event or volunteering – can make a real difference.

Enter our photography competition

We invite photographers to submit entries for our 2020 competition. By entering, you can expect to see your imagery used across our website, blog pages, printed leaflets, reports and other communications materials.

Waterways affected by HS2

We’re campaigning to protect canals and rivers from the damaging effects of HS2, especially where the tranquillity of the waterways is under threat.

Waterways heritage

Our waterways heritage is what makes Britain’s canals and rivers special and it must be actively protected – through the local planning system and sufficient funding – for the future.

Waterway underfunding

Hundreds of miles of waterways – along with their unique heritage and habitats – are currently starved of funding and rely on constant lobbying by us to safeguard their future.

Waterway restoration

Restoring the UK’s blue infrastructure – our inherited network of navigable canals and rivers – is good for people and places.

Waterway businesses

The government needs to intervene at the earliest possible opportunity to save this vital sector of the British economy and what could be a core element of the British stay-at-home leisure and holiday sectors in the coming years.

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