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Grand Western Canal


Volunteers hedgelaying at East Manley

Why not volunteer or do your work experience placement with the Grand Western Canal Country Park Ranger Service. Come along, join in and get some fresh air and exercise whilst taking part in some practical habitat management.

The Ranger Service is always looking for conservation volunteers to assist with the day to day running of the Country Park. With eleven and a quarter miles of canal to look after there is plenty of work that volunteers/students can get involved in, including hedgelaying, coppicing, tree planting, pond maintenance and clearing scrub, or if that's not your thing, how about helping out with litter picking, patrolling or wildlife surveys?

Volunteering needn’t take up too much of your time. When you volunteer is largely up to you. Some people volunteer on a regular basis each week or month. Others when they have a spare day. Volunteering takes place during traditional ‘office hours’, although there are opportunities to help out at weekends on one of our Volunteer Day events or become a Volunteer Warden as part of the Friends of the Grand Western Canal group.

For more information please contact the Ranger Service on 01884 254072 or email: gwcanal@devon.gov.uk or if you are interested in becoming a Volunteer Warden then please visit the Friends of the Grand Western Canal website to find out more.