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After several years of scrub clearance and maintenance, work has progressed onto restoration and public access to the  whole length of the canal.   Over the summer 2013, we were involved in the surfacing of the towpath on the southern half of the canal, and building  three footbridges along the path. Other tasks include erecting signs, bricklaying, keeping vegetation under control and  preparing for our Open Weekend on the 17th/18th August.   We are always grateful for any assistance from members, and non-members by arrangement. From just an hour with a  pair of secateurs to a couple of hours with a shovel there is something that can be done by anyone aged 16 and over of  any aptitude. Young people up to age 16 are welcome subject to legal and insurance formalities. We operate between  9am to approximately 4.30pm each day.  You will need old clothes, stout footwear and gardening gloves or similar.   Working on the canal can be a great team-building experience. For example, every year, the employees of Motorola    take time away from their corporate jobs to get down and dirty in the open air. In 2010, some of them from the Ashburton  division helped out with our clearance work. You can see what they got up to by clicking here. They had a great day and  really helped us out. If your company would like to take part in a similar exercise to promote team building and help the  environment, do get in touch.   Organisations can get valuable free publicity by getting involved. In the summer of 2013, members of the Church of  Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints ‘Lent a Hand’ and an item was featured in the Western Morning News, both in the  newspaper and on-line. Read all about it here.   For more information, please contact our Workparty Co-ordinator, George Whitehead on 01626 775498 or 07721 684690 or click here to e-mail George . Working Party Progress - June 2014 Work continues to repair the damage to the lower section of the towpath following the Winter flooding. At the end of  this month, we are reforming in concrete the ramps behing the Clay Cellars which suffered a high degree of scour from  the overflowing of the River Teign at this point.   Dates for 2014 This year we have started working on Wednesdays during the Summer months as well as over the last weekend of the  month.   June  28th & 29th  Weekend Work Party   July          9th  Mid-week Work Party   July  26th & 27th  Weekend Work Party   August    13th  Mid-week Work Party   August 30th & 31st Weekend Work Party September 10th Mid-week Work Party September 27th & 28th Weekend Work Party October 25th & 26th Weekend Work Party - change your clocks! November 29th & 30th Weekend Work Party
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