We are the charity that works to protect and restore the country’s 6,500 miles of canals and navigable rivers. We campaign for better existing waterways and help bring forgotten waterways back to life. Your support can make the difference.
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Show your commitment to the waterways and help us to protect and restore their future.
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Why we need your help
We share expertise with local groups and give hands-on support
We work to protect the waterways’ unique heritage and environment
We campaign for the waterways at risk from underfunding and thoughtless development
Our incredible volunteers work tirelessly to improve the waterways
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The government needs to intervene at the earliest possible opportunity to save this vital sector of the British economy and what could be a core element of the British stay-at-home leisure and holiday sectors in the coming years.
Restoring the UK’s blue infrastructure – our inherited network of navigable canals and rivers – is good for people and places.
Our waterways heritage is what makes Britain’s canals and rivers special and it must be actively protected – through the local planning system and sufficient funding – for the future.
Hundreds of miles of waterways – along with their unique heritage and habitats – are currently starved of funding and rely on constant lobbying by us to safeguard their future.
Waterways affected by HS2
We’re campaigning to protect canals and rivers from the damaging effects of HS2, especially where the tranquillity of the waterways is under threat.
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Together we can protect and restore our waterways; the UK’s 6,500 miles of canals and rivers need your help.
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