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Ladders for Voles—Man-made Wildlife Crossings

Ladders for Voles—Plus 5 Man-made Wildlife Crossings

Posted by Linda Poon on May 16, 2013

The old joke asks, “Why did the chicken cross the road?” But in the world of wildlife conservation, the big question is, “How did the animal cross the road?” And the answer is often: With the help . . . → Read More: Ladders for Voles—Man-made Wildlife Crossings

Canal & River Trust | Waterway News | Waterway Politics

Canal & River Trust appoints new chief executive

Richard Parry is to swap trains for boats as he takes up the role of chief executive of the Canal & River Trust starting this summer.

Joining the Trust after more than a decade in senior roles managing large complex transport and infrastructure organisations, Richard comments: “I am really excited to be joining the Canal . . . → Read More: Canal & River Trust appoints new chief executive

Activities | Canal & River Trust | Volunteering | Waterway Communities | Waterway News

M&S canal clean-up

Staff from Marks & Spencer came out in force last week (22-28 April) to help national waterways charity the Canal & River Trust clear more than 12,000kgs of rubbish from over 145 miles of the nation’s historic canals and rivers.

The events were part of the retailer’s second M&S Big Beach Clean-up which, for . . . → Read More: Marks & Sparks canal clean-up – Setting a good example to riparian businesses

Canal & River Trust | Maintenance | Stoppages | Waterway Communities | Waterway News

M6 of the canal network reopens

2 May 2013

After repairs to embankment that was washed away by 24 million litres of water, the Canal & River Trust announced the re-opening of the Trent & Mersey canal at the site of the Dutton Breach.

A stretch of one of the country’s most popular and busiest canals is today (Thursday 2 . . . → Read More: M6 of the canal network reopens

Anti-social behaviour | Canal & River Trust | Waterway Communities

Waterway Watch in the real sense

There have been a number of reports of a distinctly painted narrowboat with white cruiser in tow helping themselves to diesel and various boating item from unattended boats. When I say that the boat is painted in full army-style camouflage, I’m surprised that they haven’t been apprehended by now.

I spotted them yesterday evening going . . . → Read More: Waterway Watch in the real sense

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