Submit your canal and waterways-based projects by 17 March

Porter Brook pocket park, Sheffield
Porter Brook pocket park, Sheffield, winner of the Living Waterways contribution to the built environment category 2016

Entries are now open for the Canal & River Trust 2017 Living Waterways Awards.

The annual awards celebrate the enrichment of waterways-based projects, by both professionally led and voluntary teams, in seven categories:

  • art & interpretation
  • community & volunteering
  • contribution to the built environment
  • education & learning
  • natural environment
  • recreation & tourism
  • restoration & historic environment

Last year’s winners included Porter Brook pocket park, Sheffield, in the contribution to the built environment category, with a commendation for Saltisford canal arm gardens and orchard. Read our report here.

Richard Parry, chief executive of the Canal & River Trust, said: ‘We are searching for those people and projects that have done the most to make a difference to the nation’s canals and rivers – transforming the places they pass through, and enriching the lives of all who use them.’

The closing date for entries this year is 17 March. Winners will be announced at a ceremony in Birmingham on 27 September.

Find more details on how to enter on the Canal & River Trust website. 

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