People living in Lancashire are being asked to help look after their local historic waterways, by joining one of a number of monthly volunteering teams.
The call comes from the Canal and 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 Trust is holding a number of events across Lancashire over the coming weeks, including
· Wigan, April 14 and 21
- Blackburn, April 24
- Preston, April 16
Taskforce teams carry out a wide variety of jobs including planting wildflowers and bulbs, clearing overgrowth, painting the locks and cutting back overhanging vegetation from the towpath.
People are able to drop-in on the day.
More details are available from www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/towpathtaskforce.