News with tag 'Volunteering'

IWA's Waterway Recovery Group Bonfire Bash is a Roaring Success

Date: 17/11/2015

On the 7th and 8th November, IWA's Waterway Recovery Group (WRG) held its annual Bonfire Bash Weekend on the

Support IWA's canal clean-ups with new plastic bag levy

Date: 05/10/2015

IWA is urging retailers in England to help us improve local communities by allocating substantial amounts from the windfall levy on plastic shopping bags towards cleaning up canal and river amenities.  Our waterways are blighted by ...

IWA Announces National Award Winners

Date: 29/09/2015

The winners of IWA’s National Annual Awards for 2015 were presented at the ...

Waterway Minister Recognises Importance of Volunteers

Date: 01/08/2015

Following on from the successful Parliamentary Reception held by IWA on 7th July, the Waterway Minister, Rory Stewart MP, has agreed to a meeting with IWA representatives in the ...

Droitwich Canals Sponsored Walk

Date: 15/07/2015

On Saturday 19th September, IWA's WRG is organising a sponsored walk along the Droitwich Canals and Ring to help raise funds for its Van ...

WRG Van Appeal Reaches £60,000

Date: 01/07/2015

IWA's appeal to fund the replacement of four WRG vans has raised over £62,000 towards its £120,000 target, exceeding the half way mark. This ...

Welsh 3000 Challenge

Date: 22/06/2015

On Saturday 20th June, the latest WRG Van Appeal fundraising event took place in Wales. Three members of IWA Head Office Staff, a WRG Volunteer and a ...

WRG Chairman, Mike Palmer, Recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Date: 16/06/2015

On Saturday 11th June, it was announced that IWA’s Waterway Recovery Group chairman, Mike Palmer, has been awarded an MBE for voluntary service to ...

Work Starts on Wey & Arun Canal Bridge

Date: 15/06/2015

Wey & Arun Canal Trust has announcd that work has started to build a bridge that will enable part of the Tags: Waterway News, Volunteering, Restoration

IWA Develops Range of Resources to Help Tackle Himalayan Balsam

Date: 27/05/2015

Following an Awareness Week organised by IWA a range of resources has been launched to help raise awareness of the invasive species, Himalayan Balsam, so that this problem plant, which is a threat to the waterways, can be better recorded and ...

Sonia Rolt’s Memorial Service

Date: 15/05/2015

A memorial service for Sonia Rolt was held on 14th May 2015 in The Chapel of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, St Paul's Cathedral. A large turnout celebrated Sonia’s life and recognised her wide range of heritage interests ...

IWA West Country Branch Adopts Part of the Bridgwater & Taunton Canal

Date: 06/05/2015

IWA West Country Branch has formally adopted a large stretch of the Bridgwater & Taunton Canal under Canal & River Trust’s (CRT) ...

Help Keep WRG on the Move - £120,000 Van Appeal

Date: 01/05/2015

IWA has launched an appeal to help its Waterway Recovery Group (WRG) raise £120,000 to buy four new vans to replace its current aged fleet.

IWA North West Region Awards

Date: 01/05/2015

IWA North West Region held its 2015 Region Awards Ceremony in late April. The event was held at Eldonian Village on the

Root Out Himalayan Balsam This Summer - IWA Calls for Public’s Help to Stop the Invader

Date: 15/04/2015

IWA's annual summer Himalayan Balsam Campaign begins with an Awareness Week from 16th-24th May, ahead of its ...

WRG Volunteers Spring into Action

Date: 15/04/2015

IWA’s Waterway Recovery Group (WRG) has had a busy start to 2015 organising several weekend digs and running three week-long

WRG Volunteer John Hawkins Receives Heroes of the Waterways Award

Date: 23/03/2015

On Saturday 21st March, Canal & River Trust (CRT) awarded Waterway Recovery Group (WRG) volunteer, John Hawkins, its

Congleton Work Party Members Receive Recognition

Date: 02/03/2015

Volunteers with IWA North Staffordshire and South Cheshire Branch’s regular work party at Congleton,  received ...

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