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Talk: IWA Lancs & Cumbria Branch

27 February 2020

The venue for our meetings is St Chad’s Parish Centre, 235 Town Lane Whittle le Woods, Chorley, PR6 8AJ.

West London Branch Social & Quiz

10 March 2020

Hillingdon Canal Club, Waterloo Road, Uxbridge, UB8 2QX

Staffs & Worcs Canal Walk

12 March 2020

The Barley Mow Pub & Grill, 28 Main Road, Milford, Staffs. ST17 0UW

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13 March 2020

Stoke on Trent Boat Club
Endon Wharf, Post Lane, Endon

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 Chief Executive Announces Retirement

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