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A group of students from Bath College are pledging to look after a mile long stretch of the Kennet & Avon Canal in Bath for the next year as part of an initiative to get more communities involved in the waterway.
Working with the Canal & River Trust – the charity that takes care of the historic canal – the students, aged between 16 and 19, are ‘adopting’ the section of waterway, and paid their first visit to the site last week.
Tasks they’ll be getting involved in include painting the locks, clearing vegetation and keeping the 200-year old waterway free of litter.
Steve Manzi, volunteer development co-ordinator at the Canal & River Trust, said: “We’re really pleased to have the Bath College students on board, they’ve got some fantastic ideas about how to improve their bit of the canal and we’re really looking forward to helping them put them into action. Getting young people out and about by the water is so important to ensuring the future of the canals, and we’re hoping this experience will get them hooked on the waterways for life.”
Julie Tonks, from Bath College, said: “We are very excited about the project and it is a fantastic opportunity for our students to take part in a scheme that will help to develop their confidence and essential employability skills. It also gives them the opportunity to get out of the classroom and will give them a new appreciation of their local environment and wildlife.”
We offer communities across England & Wales the opportunity to adopt mile-long lengths of canal or river to help transform some of our 2,000 miles of waterways and grow community ownership for their local stretch of canal.
We will work with groups to understand what needs to be done, whether it’s to record and improve wildlife habitats, maintain towpaths, help fundraise, run educational events or help combat anti-social behaviour.
Pollington Lock gate replacement works enter final phase
22 February 2018
Boost for rare aquatic plants on Montgomery Canal
21 February 2018
Lock gates replaced on Berkhamsted Canal
20 February 2018
Pocklington Canal needs you
19 February 2018
North Wales and Borders canals are popular hot spots with boaters
16 February 2018
Plans submitted to transform Finsley Gate into leisure destination and community space
15 February 2018
New season of half term family fun at Standedge Visitor Centre
Pocklington Canal Amenity Society adopts section of Pocklington Canal
14 February 2018