Upcoming Events & Meetings

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Talk - IWA Chiltern Branch

24 October 2018

Little Chalfont Village Hall, Cokes Lane, Little Chalfont, Bucks HP8 4UD

Talk IWA Lancs & Cumbria Branch

25 October 2018


Waterside Walk - Regent's Canal

27 October 2018

King's Cross station, Euston Road, King's Cross, London N1 9AP

Work Party - Hatton Locks

28 October 2018

Oaklands Farm Dog Kennels, 357 Birmingham Road, Budbrooke, Wawick, CV35 7DZ

Why restore the canals?

Britain's network of canals and inland waterways are a huge linear national park - a leisure park, a vital wildlife sanctuary, an important industrial heritage site and an environment-friendly transport system all rolled into one. 

Despite this there are still over 2500 miles of derelict waterways and that's where we need your help!

Volunteer with WRG and help restore the waterways

WRG attracts a wide range of people, from young volunteers taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme; to waterway enthusiasts who wish to make a contribution to restoring and preserving the system; to people who just want to get outdoors and dirty, have fun and learn new skills.

WRG offers people a unique volunteering experience with the chance to learn traditional skills such as bricklaying and stonework, through to more modern techniques such as piling, concreting, or even how to operate machinery such as excavator or dumpers.  Volunteers attending our activities must be aged over 18, but apart from that age doesn't matter, nor does previous experience.

Find out how to get involved with WRG activities here

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IWA Awards Reflect Breadth of the Charity’s Work

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Celebration of Waterways in Progress at IWA’s Annual Meeting

Over 160 people attended IWA's Annual Members Meeting, which took place on 29th September near ...

Waterways in Progress - a Vision for Restoration

Waterways in Progress - a Vision for Restoration

Waterways in Progress is a new report to be published in the near future by our Restoration ...

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