Read the story of how the Canal & River Trust came to be
Work for us
We have vacancies across all of our waterways and in the offices, museums and attractions that support them. We're one of the UK's biggest charities and we take pride in everything we do
If you're thinking of getting in touch then please take a moment to look through these pages as we probably have the answer on our website
Planning & design
All you need to know about planning and design on our canals and rivers
Find a winter mooring
Find a cosy section of canal to hunker down in this winter
10 reasons to take up canoeing
It's a great way to get fit and explore our waterways at the same time
Share the Space
Take a look at our common sense guide to sharing the towpath
Find a place to fish
From reservoirs to club-managed canals and river stretches - find your nearest place to fish
Get your free guide
Download your free guide today and start exploring the waterway nature near you
Download your free guides
You've nine free days out guides to choose from - where will you go first?
Find a walk near you
Are you ready to ramble? Find a waterside stroll or a satisfying hike along our beautiful canals and rivers
Take a look at our upcoming events here.
Find your favourite waterway
With over 95 canals, rivers, reservoirs, docks and navigations, find out more about your favourite waterway
Something for everyone
Help us make a difference and have fun along the way. Find your perfect volunteer role today
Join our team
Could you join your local Towpath Taskforce team and help us to keep our canals looking lovely?
Desmond Family Canoe Trail
If you're aged 16-25 and would like to get involved with this exciting project, please get in touch
Could you be a volunteer lock keeper?
Find out what's involved with this popular volunteering opportunity
We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
Find out who's who in the Canal & River Trust environment team
Peter Birch, MIEMA, CEnvGroup environmental managerPeter is responsible for our environment team. He provides day-to-day support on a wide range of issues, helping the team to make our waterway environment healthy and firstname.lastname@example.org
Jonathan Hart-Woods, BSc (Hons), CEnv, IEEM, Tech Cert ArbEnvironment manager in the North EastJonny is our tree specialist. He holds Natural England licences for White-clawed crayfish and Floating water plantain work and also spends a lot of time on fish passes in the North East. email@example.com
Oda Dijksterhuis - BSc. (Hons), MSc, IEEM, CEnvEnvironment manager for Wales & WestOda is our lead expert on water voles. Her work also includes creation of offline reserves, major relining schemes, development of a solar system, improving canals for aquatic life and installation of many miles of green bank firstname.lastname@example.org
Cath Ferguson – BSc. (Hons), DPS, MIEEM, CEnvEnvironment manager in the North WestCath Ferguson has worked for us for over 15 years. After training in biological sciences and several years working for Loughborough University, both in the UK and overseas, Cath joined British Waterways, now the Canal & River Trust as an ecologist. email@example.comRichard BennettEnvironment manager in the South EastWorked for us since 2001, in ecology and environmental science roles, mostly around the Midlands. As an environment manager, he supports teams in London and South East. firstname.lastname@example.org
Nick Smith – FRICS, MCIWM, CEnvNational waste and contamination surveyorNick is our national waste and contamination surveyor. He advises us on the implications of waste management legislation, provides support/guidance to operational staff and responds to waste related email@example.comMark Robinson BSc. (Hons), PhD (Cantab.), IEEM, CEnvNational ecologist & ecologist for South Wales and SevernMark provides support to the South Wales & West regions, as well as having a national focus, providing specialist support and advice on protected and invasive fauna. He has several protected species licences, including, dormice, crayfish, badgers as well as being a licenced bat firstname.lastname@example.org Sara JamesNational water quality email@example.comStuart Moodie BSc, MIEEM, CEnv.National ecoogistStuart works with a wide range of canal wildlife; aquatic water plants, including the internationally protected floating water plantain, badgers and water voles. firstname.lastname@example.org
Last date edited: 15 July 2015