Your chance to help improve district’s canal sites

VOLUNTEERS are still wanted to work on a project to improve the biodiversity of local canal sites.

Daventry District Council is working with The Wildlife Trust, British Waterways and the British Trust Conservation for Volunteers (BTCV) on a programme to make improvements to canal sites in the district.

Two more days have been pencilled in following the success of recent conservation management activities at Norton Junction and Watford Locks.

On Thursday, March 22, volunteers can help to remove Canadian pondweed from the canal at Watford Locks.

And on Thursday, April 26, volunteers can help to remove overgrowth to reduce shading and make wood stacks for otters and beetles at Norton Junction.

The volunteers can either be individuals or from local community groups, and will help to make improvements as part of a project plan for 2012. T

he activities enable volunteers to learn new skills and no previous experience is necessary.

Anyone who is interested in volunteering on the project can contact Daventry District Council on 01327 871100 or go to and search under the Northants Field Office.