IWA Canal Clean Up 2023

The Parks Trust Volunteers are invited to join the Inland Waterway Association for their annual Canal Clean Up.

It will take place over 2 days travelling from Fenny Lock to Old Wolverton. The team will be deployed both on the water and on the Tow Path to clear all litter away. You will be able to help litter pick the tow path or even join a small team on a boat to clear rubbish from the offside bank. Other teams will be using grappling hooks to dredge large items out of the canal.

Please take a look at the FAQs document below for more information. 

Friday 21 April: Fenny Lock - Giffard Park Pub (6 miles)
Saturday 22 April: Giffard Park Pub- The Galleon, Old Wolverton (4 miles)

Meet at the start point each day for 9:30am to sign in and for the safety brefing. Bring your own litter picking equipment if you have it (We will provide it on the day if you do not).

There will be rest stops along the route and teas and coffees provided from one of the boats. Please bring a packed lunch. 

*Some of the team will be stopping for food at the Giffard Park Pub at the end of the day on Friday, you are welcome to join. Please let us know if you would like to so they can book a table.


Sign up:

If you would like to take part please contact Katie on Volunteering@theparkstrust.com by 14 April with the following information:

- Days attending 

- Contact details (mobile number & Email)

- Emergency Contact Details (someone who will not also be on the cleanup)

- Preference of task (litter picking or on a boat). 


Travel and Parking Arrangements

We suggest leaving your car at the end point for the day. The Parks Trust will book a taxi for volunteers to collect you from the end point (Giffard Park Pub on Friday or Galleon on Saturday) and take you to the start in the morning. 

If you are only joining for a part day, please ensure you make arrangements to get back. 

Please make sure you sign out with the team before leaving. 

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