Canal & River Trust invites ‘transforming and enriching’ waterside projects

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Submit your schemes for the 2016 Living Waterways Awards

Entries have opened for the annual Canal & River Trust awards, which celebrate work done by individuals, communities and organisations in improving canals, rivers, lochs and lakes.

The seven award categories are: art and interpretation; contribution to the built environment; community and volunteering; education and learning; natural environment; recreation and tourism; restoration and historic environment. These can be located on, or immediately next to, a navigable inland waterway in the UK and must increase enjoyment of and engagement with the waterway.

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.”

Last-year’s winners ranged from the Helix parkland project and imposing Kelpie sculptures by the Forth and Clyde Canal to flood defences for Sandwich and restoration of the Cotswold Canals in Stroud.

The closing date for this year’s entries is Tuesday 15 March 2016. Finalists will be announced on 6 July and the winners at a ceremony in Birmingham on 14 September.

Enter and get details on the awards categories.

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