Dredging has taken place outside Crick marina before the show. But water voles have a protected length where no boats can moor!
The IWA are encouraging contact with MP's to support for the Inland Waterways. They are also organising the removal of invasive plants like Himalayan Balsam.
Many weirs on the Thames are being upgraded to help reduce flooding.
It seems that many canals are still being used for 'fly tipping'. Volunteers are pulling out many large items. Such things as bicycles, chairs, tyres and shopping trollies!
Are there fewer boats using the canals or are there more boaters not paying for their license?