Major corporations pledge

Three major organisations are today (19th June 2012) announcing pledges of support for the new Canal & River Trust, which will become the guardian of the nation’s 2,000-miles of wildlife-rich canals and river banks next month.

£1m of funding is being pledged to the Trust thanks to players of the People’s Postcode Lottery. Google is encouraging people to discover and enjoy the wildlife along their local waterway by literally putting towpaths on the map – Google Maps. And a partnership with The Co-operative Bank will offer the 10.5 million people who already enjoy or live on the waterways the option of supporting the conservation work of new Trust through everyday banking products. Read more on the British Waterways website…