Act Now For Canals

With one in eight people not having access to private outside space, canals have become everyone's back garden and have been a lifeline for so many people during the pandemic. That’s why we're making urgent use of the quieter period on our waterways during this colder weather to carry out essential engineering works and volunteering projects.

With our annual winter works programme now underway, you may have already seen some of our expert teams and volunteer groups making essential improvements to our towpaths and waterways.

However, looking after these precious spaces is costly and takes many hands. So, we also need your help to make canals in your area blue, green and better. Together we can bring nature back to our towns and cities and deliver health, happiness and wellbeing to millions of people all year round. 

We believe that no other UK charity brings so much free, open and accessible blue and green space to the doorsteps of so many people. And we want to keep it that way. 

Please #ActNowForCanals. Join us to take part in volunteering projects, citizen science surveys, to raise funds or just clear up litter. Every small action you take can make a huge difference.

Here are five simple ways you can help today

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