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Supporting and Volunteering

Adopting a canal

Making a mile of canal your own

Canal adopters talk about the programme

The Canal & River Trust works with local groups along its waterways to maintain, improve and share this public resource.

The 'Adopt a Canal' programme sees groups taking on a mile of waterway, with opportunities to get hands-on with projects and come up with new ideas.

For people who love the waterways and like joining in, this is a great way to volunteer and make a difference. 

Click on this link to see what sections of canal are up for adoption near you.


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