Restoration training & workshops

Together with the Inland Waterways Association we run a series of workshops and training events throughout the year including our annual restoration conference which takes place in the Spring.

Working in Partnership

March

Waterways Restoration Conference 2020

In partnership with IWA

Date: Saturday 21 March 2020, 10am - 4:15pm*

*After monitoring public health advice regarding Covid-19 we are postponing this event until Saturday 10 October

Location: Ormiston South Wolverhampton and Bilston (SWB) Academy, WV14 0LN

The conference will bring a focus to governance, volunteer recruitment, including the recruitment and management of a more diverse volunteer base and a series of technical and informative workshops.

Workshop technical topics include the environmental changes to be introduced by legislation around biodiversity net gain and dealing with utilities on site. 

We have tried to attract as many speakers from beyond IWA and Canal and River Trust and attendees should experience a fantastic insight to the important topics facing restorations today.

The conference is free to attend with refreshments and lunch included.  Attendees must reserve their place.

For the full agenda and to reserve your place click here and click 'Reserve your place now'.

May

Funding Surgery

Dates: 14 May
Summary: A brilliant opportunity to book a one hour one to one virtual meeting with our fundraising experts.

Get advice on your funding bid or how to raise money for a particular project. You will need to send us information on your project/bid ahead of the meeting. These sessions are facilitated via Zoom so you don't have to travel.

Speakers: Ellen Hawes, IWA and Samantha Tuck, Canal & River Trust

To register your interest please email Ellen.Hawes@waterways.org.uk

Managing invasive species on your restoration: Webinar

Dates: 19 May 2020

Speaker: Alex Melson (IWA)
Summary: The impact of non-native invasive species is well recorded and has far-reaching implications effecting not just ecology, biodiversity and our environments, but affecting local communities both terrestrial & marine and impacting the UK economy costing an estimated £1.7 billion per year.

The aim of this webinar is to raise awareness of common invasives relating to canal restoration and how to implement biosecurity measures on site during and after restoration. Please feel free to submit questions prior to the webinar.

Contact restoration@canalrivertrust.org.uk to reserve your space.

Technical Workshop: Waste Management

Dates: 20 May 2020, 10am - 3pm

Speaker: Peter Birch, national environmental policy advisor

Every restoration project, no matter how big or small, will produce a certain amount of waste. This is an excellent opportunity to hear about various topics surrounding waste management on projects. 

Peter will speak about legal framework, challenges faced by the restoration sector, ways to minimise your waste and the range of disposal options available for specific waste.

Contact restoration@canalrivertrust.org.uk to reserve your space.

September

Funding Surgery

Dates: 17 September 2020
Summary: A brilliant opportunity to book a one hour one to one virtual meeting with our fundraising experts.

Get advice on your funding bid or how to raise money for a particular project. You will need to send us information on your project/bid ahead of the meeting. These sessions are facilitated via Zoom so you don't have to travel.

Speakers: Ellen Hawes, IWA and Samantha Tuck, Canal & River Trust

To register your interest please email Ellen.Hawes@waterways.org.uk

Volunteer Management Workshop

Date: TBC

Summary: TBC

October

Workshop: Planning Consent – How to Work with Your Local Authorities

Dates: TBC

Summary: Content of this workshop are still under discussion.

Location: Canal & River Trust, Canal Lane, Warwick, CV35 7JL

Speakers: Lewis Bankes-Hughes, delivery planner, Canal & River Trust

November

Funding Surgery

Dates: 26 November 2020
Summary: A brilliant opportunity to book a one hour one to one virtual meeting with our fundraising experts.

Get advice on your funding bid or how to raise money for a particular project. You will need to send us information on your project/bid ahead of the meeting. These sessions are facilitated via Zoom so you don't have to travel.

Speakers: Ellen Hawes, IWA and Samantha Tuck, Canal & River Trust

To register your interest please email Ellen.Hawes@waterways.org.uk

Technical Workshop

Dates: TBC

Speaker: Mikk Bradley, IWA

Location: TBC

Summary: Contents of this workshop are still under discussion.

 

 

Last date edited: 17 March 2020