Inland Waterways Associations Spring Canal Clean-up
05/04/2019 - 06/04/2019 (other dates available)

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Inland Waterways Associations Spring Canal Clean-up

09:30 start on both days
Free
Any age but under 18s must be part of a supervised group

This event is in the past. This page is for information purposes only.

This twice-yearly event is organised by IWA Milton Keynes Branch, sponsored by Wyvern Shipping Co Ltd and supported by Canal & River Trust and The Parks Trust.

Everyone is welcome whether by boat or on foot. You can litter-pick from the towpath and hedges, or work aboard a boat to retrieve items from the canal or opposite bank. Hi-vis jackets, gloves and hard hats etc. are provided, but please bring your own safety footwear (steel-capped boots mandatory on workboats). View the full poster here.

Itinerary;

Friday 5 April, 09:30: Sign-in and Safety briefing, for 10:00 start at Fenny Stratford Lock, MK1 1BY. Lunch midday-ish. Finish at Giffard Park pub, MK14 5QN (Bridge 78).

Saturday 6 April, 09:30: Sign-in and Safety briefing for 10.00 start from the canal behind Giffard Park pub, MK14 5QN. Finish at the Galleon pub, MK12 5NL (Bridge 68) early afternoon.

Tea and coffee are provided, but please bring your own lunch.

If you are under 18, you must be part of a supervised group. We look forward to seeing you!

For further information and to volunteer please email Pat Durham stating which day(s) you would like to attend, whether yoy are attending by foot or boat, and which activity you would prefer.

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