News with tag 'Volunteering'

55 Volunteers Clean Up Over 5 Miles of the Erewash Canal

Date: 03/04/2014

The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Branch joined forces with the Erewash ...

IWA Branches, Regions and WRG Groups Donate Over £22,000 in 2013

Date: 19/02/2014

IWA branches, regions and WRG regional groups were busy fundraising throughout 2013. This has allowed them to make significant donations, a total of almost £22,250, to waterway organisations over the year.

The group that ...

Volunteers Clean Up the Canals of Stoke-on-Trent

Date: 12/02/2014

Volunteers from as far away as Suffolk took part in a Canal Clean-up on the canals of Stoke-on-Trent on Sunday 9th February.  The event, which was organised by IWA North Staffordshire & South Cheshire Branch and supported by Canal ...

Waterway Recovery Group to Buy New Excavator

Date: 30/01/2014

The Inland Waterways Association’s Waterway Recovery Group (WRG) plans to purchase a new excavator in 2014.

WRG intends that the new 2.5 tonne excavator will play a key role in assisting its volunteers with waterway ...

IWA Award for 60 Years at the London Boat Show

Date: 07/01/2014

IWA has received a special award from the organisers for its loyal attendance at the London Boat Show.  IWA was a founder exhibitor when the event was first launched 60 years ago, and hasn't missed a year since.

The show is an ...

Waterway Recovery Group launches 2014 Canal Camps

Date: 06/12/2013

IWA's Waterway Recovery Group (WRG) runs a programme of unique week-long residential volunteering opportunities, known as ‘Canal Camps’ designed to restore the derelict canals of England and Wales to their former glory. Canal Camps ...

Swansea Canal Society Awarded £20,000 Grant

Date: 04/11/2013

The Swansea Canal Society have been awarded a £20,000 grant by the Water Recreational Challenge Fund for Wales, SPLASH. The grant will be used to encourage greater access to the canal where it runs through Coed Gwilym Park in Clydach, a ...

Operation Starburst

Date: 29/10/2013

Over the weekend of 19th and 20th October, over 100 volunteers took part in a large multi-site canal clean up on the canals of Greater Manchester.
The event was organised jointly by Tags: IWA News, Waterway News, Volunteering, Events

Incredible Assortment of Rubbish at IWA Clean-up

Date: 24/10/2013

Milton Keynes Branch of The Inland Waterways Association (MK IWA), working in partnership with Canal & River Trust (CRT) and sponsored by Wyvern Shipping Co. Ltd. completed their autumn canal clean-up covering 10 miles of the Grand Union ...

WRG Volunteers' Contribution Celebrated

Date: 23/10/2013

Waterway Recovery Group volunteers were invited to join Canal & River Trust, Dorothy Thornhill (Mayor of Watford), Herts County councillors and Three Rivers councillors in celebrating  the reopening of Lady Capel’s Bridge and ...

IWA Oxfordshire Branch Narrow Boat Trip Success

Date: 22/10/2013

IWA Oxfordshire Branch had a busy and successful Banbury Canal Day (6th October), which  proved a popular day out.  The branch ran trips from ...

Canal Trust Shortlisted for Community Fund

Date: 21/10/2013

The Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal Trust is one of the final four to be placed on the Tewkesbury area shortlist for the Lloyds Community Fund 2013. Voting is now open to the public, who can vote for the community charity they feel ...

Weekend of IWA Clean-Ups in October

Date: 14/10/2013

The weekend of 19th and 20th October 2013 is a particularly good weekend for getting involved in cleaning up the canals of England, with three IWA branches holding large scale canal clean-ups.  The clean-ups are located in the South East, ...

IWA Recognises Contributions of its Members

Date: 01/10/2013

The work of IWA volunteers was recognised at The Inland Waterways Association’s Annual General Meeting on the 28th September. The premier award, the Cyril Styring Trophy for the member who has made an outstanding contribution in ...

Successful Himalayan Balsam Campaign for 2013

Date: 17/09/2013


August saw the end of a very productive Himalayan Balsam campaign season in 2013. IWA Branches from across the country worked hard to locate and remove the invasive plant in order to limit its spread and hopefully eradicate the ...

Volunteering on the Swansea Canal

Date: 17/09/2013

Eighteen Waterway Recovery Group volunteers, working alongside the Swansea Canal Society and Canal & River Trust, spent a week at the beginning of September helping to restore a section of the historic Swansea Canal as part of a long ...

Work on Staveley Town Lock Requires Concrete

Date: 03/09/2013

The last two weeks in August saw a Waterway Recovery Group Canal Camp at Staveley on the

Operation Starburst on the Canals of Manchester

Date: 03/09/2013

IWA Manchester Branch, working in partnership with Canal & River Trust and supported by Tags: IWA News, Volunteering, Events, Maintenance

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