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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Nature watch app launched

A new app for the iphone has been launched by the Canal & River Trust 
If you are a regular visitor to canals and rivers a new app for the iPhone will help you learn more about the wildlife you see — and you can log your sightings to help the Canal & River Trust nature team in their work.

eNaturewatch features:
· Information and pictures of 60 different species of wildlife
· Log your sightings while you’re out and about
· Find out what other people have seen in your area


Newbury Waterways festival

"Despite the soggy summer, we are determined to run a fantastic summer festival celebrating our wonderful canal"
says Newbury Waterways Festival Director Rob Dean  

The theme of this year's Newbury Waterways festival is “Diamonds and Gold” in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Kennet & Avon Canal Trust’s Golden Jubilee.  As well as the spectacular display of colourful and decorated narrowboats Victoria Park will be filled with stalls, activities and entertainment — and the tripboat 'Jubilee', which re-located to Newbury from Bath this year, will be running trips from the wharf during the festival  

The festival will conclude with the traditional duck race with more than a thousand sponsored plastic ducks competing to win their sponsor a prize. 

The Festival is on Sunday 22 July from 10am to 5pm and entry to the festival is free