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 - March 2015 At the end of January work had been concentrated at Ventiford cutting back overhanging branches etc. On the last   weekend in February we went back to Graving Dock Lock to do some clearance work, and the setting up of an access  point from the cycle path up to the lock.  Various groups of volunteers have helped both there and at Teignbridge Lock.  We were particularly impressed with the resolve of the members of the Lacrosse Club from the University of Plymouth  who battled against driving rain on the Sunday of the Canoe Challenge. The help was greatly appreciated. Please come  back again guys when the weather is a bit better!  Dates for 2015 July  8th  Mid-week Work Party  July  25th & 26th  Weekend Work Party  August  12th  Mid-week Work Party  August 22nd for Two Weeks WRG Camp ay Graving Dock  September 9th  Mid-week Work Party  September 19th & 20th Open Weekend September 26th & 27th  Weekend Work Party  October  14th  Mid-week Work Party  October 24th & 25th Weekend Work Party - change your clocks! November  11th Mid-week Work Party  November  28th & 29th  Weekend Work Party 
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