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Making Special Places For Nature – Kilby Foxton Section, Grand Union Canal ( Leicester Line)


Reference: OPP0005220

Activities: Practical

Starts: Anytime

Kilby Lock, GU Leicester Line, Leicestershire

Canal & River Trust manage 63 of the UK’s most important wildlife sites - Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
They are particularly important for rare water plants and animals such as water voles, native crayfish, dragonflies, otters and even water shrews. They range from canals in urban areas, to reservoirs and even disused rural canal arms.
Our Making Special Places For Nature project is focussed on 10 key sites, located widely across the network from the Huddersfield Narrow Canal in the North, Chesterfield Canal in the east, Montgomery Canal on the England & Wales border and Kennet & Avon Canal in the South, with the remainder in between.
We are appealing to local communities to get involved with caring for these local nature reserves. If you are interested in supporting these special places – please get in touch.


You will be involved in practical and survey tasks to improve your local nature reserve.

Skills required

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