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Birmingham Canals

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It gives me a warm feeling when a boater asks whether I will be there for the return journey.
Bill, lock keeper

What's involved?

All aboard the Litter Boat: sailing starts at 9.00am weekdays from Icknield Port

Volunteers needed to banish litter from canal in Birmingham

Waterways and wellbeing charity, Canal & River Trust, is calling on local people in Birmingham to join the fight and help eradicate litter and plastic pollution from the city’s canals.
Using the city’s very own electric litter boat called ‘Aquarius’, which has been a feature on the canal for the last 20 years, the Trust is asking people who are available during the week to volunteer and help tackle the problem.

The Trust’s volunteers work in teams aboard the boat or on the towpath, using long litter pickers to remove rubbish from the water which is then carefully recycled where possible.

Research shows that more than half a million items of plastic reach the oceans from the UK’s canals and rivers every year.

What skills are we looking for?

You will need to be fit with lots of enthusiasm to get stuck in - this job can get messy!!

PLEASE BE AWARE THIS IS FOR LOCAL VOLUNTEERS IN THE COMMUNITY. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN CORPORATE TEAM DAYS PLEASE MAKE DIRECT CONTACT WITH TERRY HODGETTS; [email protected]

What will you get from us?

Meet local like-minded people while keeping fit and taking care of your environment.

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