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
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
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
Waterway Charities Line up against Supermarket Developers to save Midlands Waterway Restoration
Issue date: 16th April 2013
The Inland Waterways Association has joined local residents in a battle to prevent private developers’ wrecking the restoration of an historic West Midlands waterway for the community.
When plans were first agreed by Birmingham City Council for . . . → Read More: Waterway Charities Line up against Supermarket Developers
In the late 1970s, according to the Environment Agency, the otter population was in “severe decline” in the UK
A project to increase the numbers of otters living in canals has been launched by the Canal and River Trust.
The charity said it aimed to boost the number of a species “which was once hunted . . . → Read More: Canal and River Trust to help otters in West Midlands
Hundreds of fish will be rescued from the Kennet & Avon Canal this Thursday (21 February), as the charity that looks after the canal carries out vital restoration and repairs to lock gates in Bath.
The Canal & River Trust is completing work on locks 7-13 on Bath Flight, which includes . . . → Read More: Canal Charity rescues fish at historic Bath lock flight
Canal & River Trust bank staff have given a resounding vote in favour of new flexible working hours. 88% of union members supported the introduction of ‘annualised hours’ which will see customer services teams working longer hours in the Summer, when the waterways are busiest, and construction teams working longer in the . . . → Read More: Flexible Working hours for CRT Bank staff
The Canal & River Trust – the new charity responsible for 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales – is recruiting a Chairperson for its Kennet & Avon Waterway Partnership.
The Waterway Partnership plays a key part in shaping how the Kennet & Avon and Bridgwater & Taunton Canals are run, and importantly is . . . → Read More: Canal & River Trust seeks New Chairperson for the Kennet & Avon Waterway Partnership