Hundreds of fish are being relocated from water-starved sections of the partially closed Leeds & Liverpool canal.
A 60-mile stretch of the canal between Wigan and Gargrave was closed to boats last week to save water because of drought conditions.
Up to 3,000 fish in water pools in Gargrave, North Yorkshire, are being moved to . . . → Read More: Rescue operation for fish on Leeds & Liverpool canal
Over the summer I’ve been cruising (T&M, Shroppie, Bridgewater, Leeds & Liverpool, the Macc and currently the Peak Forest Canal. Talking to boaters along the way, what strikes me is how few actually have any idea of the problems that face the waterways, notably those that are funded by Government.
Here’s the reality – BW . . . → Read More: The State of the Waterways
DIY Canal Maintenance…?
Well it’s got me thinking anyway, I noticed BW North has started following my various wittering & ramblings today, so I must know what I’m talking about? (Questionable I know), but in a noble attempt to promote something positive, something I’ve been pondering on since the Leeds Liverpool canal closure, I think . . . → Read More: Takey Tezey: DIY Canal Maintenance…?
6:10pm Thursday 5th August 2010
By Chris Buratta »
WORK to overhaul the Oxford Canal towpath in Jericho is set to begin this week, marking the latest stage in four years of waterway improvements across the city.
The path connecting Isis Lock and Walton Well Road will be resurfaced in a project costing £115,000.
Passing . . . → Read More: Oxford Canal overhaul on the right path
4 August 2010
Water fern was used as an ornamental plant by the Victorians
Weevils are being used as a weapon against canal-threatening water ferns on canals.
British Waterways is releasing the 2mm-long beetles into the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal to eat the North American fern.
Individual water fern plants are only around 10mm long, . . . → Read More: Weevils used in war on water fern on canals
What You Can Do
Volunteers add value to British Waterways in an amazing number of ways and this is only going to increase. There is more to volunteering on our waterways then picking up litter and restoring locks, read below for a flavour of opportunities with British Waterways.
Tasks generally break down into the following . . . → Read More: Volunteering: What You Can Do – British Waterways
Fire from Mr Chapman's boat window
Remains of the boat next morning near the Dover Lock pub, Abram
Published on Sun Aug 01 11:03:26 BST 2010
A boat which was moored near a pub on a Wigan canal was set alight resulting in its submersion.
Police are investigating the boat . . . → Read More: Boat is sunk in arson attack