East Lancashire residents asked to look after waterways
3:27pm Thursday 10th April 2014 in News
PEOPLE in East Lancashire are being asked to help look after their local waterways by joining volunteer teams.
The call comes from the Canal & River Trust — the charity that cares for 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales — which is recruiting people to a number of its Towpath Taskforce teams.
The taskforces encourage people to help protect some of Lancashire’s most important heritage and wildlife habitats.
The teams carry out a variety of jobs including planting wildflowers and bulbs, clearing overgrowth, painting the locks and cutting back vegetation overhanging the towpaths.
Matt Taylor, volunteer co-ordinator for the Canal and River Trust, said: “Lancashire’s waterways are a proud part of the region’s history. If people could spare a few hours, it will make the canals a much nicer place to visit.”
More details are available by visiting the website www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/towpathtaskforce.
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