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Lock Help Weekend - IWA Milton Keynes Branch

26 May 2017

Three Locks, Leighton Road, Stoke Hammond, Buckinghamshire, MK17 9DD

Crick Boat Show

27 May 2017

Crick Marina, West Haddon Road, Northamptonshire, NN6 7SQ

Stoke Bruerne Bank Holiday Floating Market

27 May 2017

On the Grand Union Canal towpath above Top Lock 14 towards the tunnel (NN12 7SE)

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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