We are delighted for our friends at The Canal & River Trust which takes over from British Waterways and The Waterways Trust in England and Wales. They now are looking after our historic waterways in England and Wales, which is over 2,000 miles of historic canals and rivers . The Trust hopes to get more communities involved in their local waterways.
The Trust is holding it’s first fundraising challenge event – a Euro Cities Bike Ride , which sets off on the 31st August. We hope that we can continue to work with the Trust for many years to come with their fundraising challenges and wish them all the very best.
To mark its launch, the Trust has unveiled its first appeal, 50 projects across the nation that will breathe new life into towpaths and riverbanks. By pledging money or time people can get involved in projects such as creating new habitat for rare water voles, planting linear orchards for people and wildlife, and restoring neglected towpaths. To see a list of the appeal projects, learn how to become a Friend of the Canal & River Trust and find out how you can get involved visit www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/appeals.