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4th November 2017
Kensal Green, Grand Union Paddington Arm, London
Join us on Saturday 4 November between 10am and 3.30pm at Kensal Green for a satisfying days work at this popular spot on the Grand Union Canal Paddington Arm. We'll be collecting litter, cutting back vegetation and generally giving the area a good tidy up. All tools and equipment will be provided,...
7th November 2017 Recurring
Littleborough, Rochdale Canal, Greater Manchester
Our Towpath Taskforce team meets on the first Tuesday of every month. It's a great opportunity to try volunteering with the Trust with no need for longer commitment. Typically we plant hedgerows, tackle problem plants, paint locks and mend towpaths.
8th November 2017 Recurring
One off or a taster, Outdoors, Practical, Regularly
Join our monthly Towpath Taskforce at Anderton working within the shadow of this historic monument and the surrounding area. The first Wednesday of the month is Taskforce day and this is a great opportunnity to join a friendly, lively and active group of volunteers. We could be painting, bulb planting,...
9th November 2017 Recurring
Closing Date: 16th November 2018
Newbury Town Lock
Recently we have repainted Newbury Lock, cut back overhanging vegetation, carried out litter removal and repairs to the towpath on the Kennet & Avon Canal.
11th November 2017 Recurring
Audlem Mill, Audlem, Shropshire Union Canal
Customer service, One off or a taster, Outdoors, Practical, Regularly
Join our monthly Audlem Towpath Taskforce working in the picturesque village of Audlem. The second Saturday of the month is Taskforce day and this is a great opportunity to join a friendly, lively and active group of volunteers. We could be lock painting, bulb planting, gardening, hedge laying or doing...
11th November 2017
Johnson's Lock, Regents Canal, London
Join us on Saturday 11 November between 10am and 3.30pm at Johnson's Lock, near Mile End, for a satisfying days work at this popular spot on the Regent's Canal. We'll be joining forces with the fantasitc volunteers from the Lpwer Regent's Coalition, helping to maintain wildflower areas, collect litter,...
2nd October 2017 to 28th February 2018
Closing Date: 1st January 2018
Etruria, Caldon Canal, Staffordshire
Customer service, Practical
We will be cutting back the off side vegetation on the Caldon Canal this winter in order to open up the navigation as well as improving the canal environment.
1st October 2017 to 31st October 2017
Closing Date: 30th September 2017
Hatton, Grand Union Canal, Warwickshire
The banks of the canal hold the water in. Keeping them strong and solid also ensures that the towpath is a great place to be for anyone using it. They need caring for, especially when they're made from 90 year old concrete.
1st October 2017 to 31st December 2017
CH-015-002 Bridge 68 Clayworth Otters Bridge
Canal & River Trust manages 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,...
15th November 2017
Southall, Grand Union, West London
Join us on Wednesday 15 November between 10am and 3.30pm at Southall for a satisfying day’s work on the peaceful Grand Union Canal. We’ll be helping to improve the canal for visitors and wildlife by collecting litter and cutting back overgrown vegetation. All tools and equipment will be provided, together...