And the win­ner is...

Canal Boat - - News -

THE WORLD’S LARGEST equine sculp­ture, the Kelpies at Falkirk, and the painstak­ing restoration of his­toric boat TheKen­net are among the win­ners of the in­au­gu­ral Liv­ing Wa­ter­ways Awards recog­nis­ing in­spir­ing and ex­cit­ing im­prove­ment projects across the UK.

Launched by the Canal & River Trust in Jan­uary, the Awards also recog­nise the In­land Wa­ter­ways As­so­ci­a­tion’s cam­paign to tackle the in­va­sive Hi­malayan bal­sam plant, and the trans­for­ma­tion of 5km of the Cotswold Canals in Stroud, while wa­ter­ways cam­paigner and jour­nal­ist Harry Arnold re­ceived a spe­cial award for out­stand­ing achieve­ment.

The win­ners and run­ners-up were de­ter­mined af­ter a se­ries of vis­its and as­sess­ments which saw the ex­pert judges travel from Sand­wich to En­niskillen and from Glas­gow to Devon. The full list is: Art & In­ter­pre­ta­tion: Win­ner - The Helix, Falkirk/Grange­mouth Com­mended - Mon­k­land Canal, Glas­gow Com­mu­nity & Vol­un­teer­ing: Win­ner - Row the Erne, En­niskillen Com­mended - Green­ing the Re­gent’s Canal, Lon­don Con­tri­bu­tion to the Built En­vi­ron­ment: Win­ner - Sand­wich Town Ti­dal Defence Scheme. Run­ner-up - Pos­tle’s Bridge, Pont­cy­syllte Aqueduct Ed­u­ca­tion & Learn­ing: Win­ner - The Ken­net Project, Leeds & Liver­pool Canal Run­ner-up - Canal Col­lege, Falkirk & Ed­in­burgh Com­mended - Dews­bury Water­linked, Dews­bury Arm of the Calder & Heb­ble Nav­i­ga­tion and Pew­sham Locks Cen­te­nary Cel­e­bra­tions Nat­u­ral En­vi­ron­ment: Win­ner - the In­land Wa­ter­ways As­so­ci­a­tion’s Hi­malayan Bal­sam Cam­paign Run­ner-up - Wolver­cote Lakes, Ox­ford Com­mended - Duck Broads Reed Bed Restoration, Nor­folk, and River Tale Restoration, Ot­tery St Mary Recre­ation & Tourism: Win­ner - Pinkston Wa­ter­sports, Glas­gow Com­mended - Leeds Water­front Fes­ti­val Restoration & His­toric En­vi­ron­ment: Win­ner - Cotswold Canals Restoration, Stroud Com­mended - Lich­field Canal Her­itage Tow­path Trail and Sut­ton Weaver Swing Bridge, Cheshire Out­stand­ing Achieve­ment Award: Harry Arnold, MBE.

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