WRGie News Archive


30th June More Volunteers Now Have Restoration Skills - Training Weekend 2017


11th November WRG awards £1500 of training grants to volunteers

9th November Two canals and a boat load of beer- Bonfire Bash 2016!

24th April 64 volunteers, 5 Canal Camps, 2 Bridges and a Lock


17th November Waterway Recovery Group Bonfire Bash a roaring success

21st September Droitwich Canals Sponsored Walk raises £6000 for WRG Van Appeal

13th June Waterway Recovery Group Chairman, Mike Palmer, appointed an MBE in Queen's Birthday Honours List.

21st April 100 volunteers clear 40 tonnes of rubbish from the Birmingham Canal Navigations!

23rd March 2015 John ‘The Hawk’ Hawkins is a Waterways Hero!

30th January 2015
Make your time off more hands on and help save Britain’s industrial heritage!


11th November 2014 WRG volunteer wins Award from Prime Minister

11th November 2014 100 volunteers, 2 days and a canal bed to clear on the Chesterfield Canal

23rd October 2014 Waterway Recovery Group launches new 'Building Bridges' Project

26th September Waterway Recovery Group Receives Commendation at Living Waterways Awards

15th September 15,000 volunteer hours restoring canals

18th August 300 Volunteer days at Inglesham Lock

4th July Summer of Canal Restoration planned by WRG

2nd June WRG volunteers get their hands dirty on the Chesterfield Canal

7th April Volunteers clear 40 tonnes of rubbish from the BCN!

28th February Dirty Weekenders - Round Up of WRG's Volunteering Activities in February

25th February Work for WRG - New Job Opportunity

27th February Damp weekend for London WRG on the Wey & Arun Canal

24th Feb Alternative Valentine’s weekend for WRG’s Forestry Team on the Cotswold Canals

21st Feb WRG Bit in the Middle Volunteers brave wet weather in Wiltshire!

7th Feb 50 volunteers spend weekend restoring the waterways

30th Jan WRG to buy new excavator!

22nd Jan Volunteers carry out vegetation clearance work on the Wilts & Berks Canal

22nd Jan WRG Volunteers spend dirty weekend on the Shrewsbury and Newport Canals

16th Jan Tree removal by WRG Forestry on Wey and Arun

9th Jan No rest for WRG Volunteers this winter


Early Christmas Present for Buckingham Canal Society

Waterway Recovery Group launches its Canal Camps for 2014!

100 volunteers descend on Stroud (Cotswold Canals)

Lady Capels Bridge Reopening

Towpath Improvement Work - Essex Waterways

Volunteering on the Swansea Canal

Host a Canal Camp in 2014?

Stourbridge Canal Cleanup 2013

Cold weather doesn't stop WRG volunteers!

Building Bridges with Canal & River Trust

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