Adopting a stretch of canal or river is all about making a real difference to your community, changing lives and having fun too. Could you join over 200 groups who have already adopted a nearby canal?
By working together with local groups we’re bringing our nation’s canals and rivers to life in more ways than ever before. We’re helping them to adopt a stretch of waterway, and communities across England and Wales are becoming healthier and happier as a result.
We need groups to look after stretches of waterway across England and Wales. We’d love to hear from you if you belong to a recognised group or club and can commit to adopting your local canal for at least 12 months.
Download our form via the link below and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll be in touch soon.
When people get together to do something for their community, amazing things can happen. You can find out more about our existing adoption groups by clicking on the links below and on the top right.
If you're unable to adopt a canal or river in your area, there are still lots of ways to get involved. We have volunteer roles of all shapes and sizes.