What better activity for a sunny Saturday in Brussels than Kayakking for a clean canal!  Koen and Estelle were the first duo …

Vormingscentrum Molenbeek – Groep INTRO startte met varen op deze zonnige dinsdag, 4 dagen na de grote riooloverloop. Enkele jongeren kwamen zich …

Last Sunday the colors were more than bright. So many beautifull people joined us for a cleanup trip in the canal under …

Lots of trash and sun, the ideal recipe for a Saturday of fishing for trash! In the morning Katti, Talita, and Pol …

FRIDAY, a good day to get out on the WATER. In the morning BRUZZ came to visit. This time they didn’t come …

Newest Kids on the block! Try Out kwam met 3 jongeren. Één van hen was wat later, bij zijn aankomst werd duidelijk …

Heavy Weather

Despite heavy weather, an enthusiastic team of concerned citizens was once again proudly navigating on the troubled waters of the canal.The first …

The Youth Takes over

The youth takes over the CANAL! This Saturday, Anouk, Marianne and Elisabeth, three students from a secondary school in Dilbeek organised trips …

Rainy Day

Regenachtige vaardag op het KANAAL. Sorry aan diegenen van wie we geen foto’s hebben deze keer. Het zal niet meer gebeuren :). …

Fêtes de l’Iris 2021

Last sunday lots of people joined us for Les fêtes de l’iris.  Sylvie and her two kids (8 and 10) got interviewed …

LABOR DAY, 1st of may, a perfect day to labor through the canal and gather some bins of plastic trash from the …

Deze dinsdag kwamen de leerlingen van het Koninklijk Atheneum Koekelberg , beter bekent als de KAK, per fiets naar onze docking zone …

Saturday, it’s Sunny, a NEW BRIDGE is being placed over the canal and New Kids are HAVING FUN kayakking while fishing the …

👨‍👩‍👧‍👧 FAMILY time on the canal. Last sunday, this family of four, with two children aged 8 and 11, signed up for …

Where does all the trash in the canal keep coming from? And what can be done about it? Top 16 vervuilers Brussels …

Scouts Vilvoorde Represented! ⛺️🌱 Luckily, youngsters can still come together in small groups. These 7 girls choose cleaning up the canal as …

The New Kids of a beautiful sunday afternoon. Erna was zeer enthusiast om het kanaal te komen schoonmaken. Ze is begaan met …

Green Team VUB

Green Team VUB and We.KONEKT.brussels organised a quiz game for the Brussels Water Days. 8 duos won tickets for a cleanup trip …

One week ago on the day of our activity for the Brussels Water Days, Greenpeace Youth Belgium came to Brussels for an …

🎣 Fishing Fishing Fishing, that’s what the volunteers did last Sunday. Full bins of trash. They saw with their own eyes that …

GET READY because we had a full day of HAPPY Canal It Uppers! Gislaine and Vincent were the first to brave the …

The Safety Jogger team came all the way to Brussels for a cleanup trip. They came bearing gifts with a box of …

If Canal It Up would have been around in the year 1999, it would have looked like this. We would have taken …

NEW NEW NEW kids, only with their support are we able to strive for a cleaner and greener canal and Senne. Every …

Alors que le canal était encore gelé la semaine dernière, il faisait agréablement beau ce weekend pour une sortie en kayak. Heureusement, …

Reizen Waes crew in our kayaks for episode about Brussels! For their episode about Brussels, Reizen Waes reached out to Canal It …

❄️ 🐧 Cold, colder, coldest. Last sunday the canal was partly FROZEN. Still, four volunteers were motivated enough to come and fish …

❄️❄️❄️ 🌨️ Last sunday temperatures plummeted under zero and the apparent temperature was even – 6°C! We could only observe that the …

❄️ Even during these cold days new New kids germinate from the fertile Brussels soils to come and fish for trash in …

🚣‍♀️ The New Kids are back! The Bubble of heroes Sjur and Laura got into the water first, with a temperature of …

🌊 WE ARE BACK ON THE WATER 🚣‍♀️! Are you looking for a nice activity on the open waters of Brussels? Or …

Press article about our Open letter to the minister of Environnement The water quality of the Senne and the canal still isn’t …

Lettre ouverte au Ministre bruxellois de l’Environnement Alain Maron concernant les déversements d’eau polluée dans la Senne et le canal Bruxelles, 11 …

SAY NO TO PLASTIC, did you already try to? SAY NO TO PLASTIC – in the bathroom. The best way to solve …

Saturday 24th of october, before the second ‘lockdown’, a whole group of brave people joined us for an hour of trash picking …

Our teen heroes

3 teenagers who were guided by the school. Yes, the Isb Brussels obliges these pupils to do 15 good deeds per school …

It was a very international cleanup day with a first multicultural team from Spain, Portugal and Mozambique. Elena, Gemma, Helena and Luis …

Samedi 3 octobre, les kayaks étaient à nouveau bien remplis! Les trois amies Laura, Margaux et Fred sont arrivées les premières. Grâce …

Video report: Canal It Up publishes every month the number of sewage overflows Every year 10 million m3 of polluted water is …

Stormy weather for the last weekend of September. We had some cancellations, but not from these brave hearts! We started off with …

New Kids on the Block! Les canalitupiens oubliés de cet été! Gilles et Waski sont venus le jour de la fête nationale. …

Thursday 17th of september Rebecca surprised her friend Virginia with a trip on the canal, with a lot of excitement, laughter and …

19 and 23th of september we received 25 New Kids. Lara, William, Anke and Rocio started of this cleanup marathon, and how! …

Samedi 5 septembre, Uli, Bertrand, Floris et Lisa ont été le premier groupe sur l’eau. Le fait de savoir que personne n’était …

Ce vendredi, Arnaud Pinxteren, échevin de la Participation citoyenne et de la Rénovation urbaine à la Ville de Bruxelles, nous a rendu …

Are you looking for a nice activity to explore your own city? Or do you want to do a good deed? Or …

Jommeke and Bruzz at World Cleanup Day 2020 Yesterday was a wonderful day of collective effort on and around the canal of …

Yesterday was a wonderful day of collective effort on and around the canal of Brussels. 225 participants spent their time cleaning up …

Le 12 septembre fut une journée merveilleusement ensoleilée à Bruxelles! Comme toujours, quand le soleil fait de son mieux, les gens aussi …

En ce jeudi après-midi 10 septembre merveilleusement ensoleillé, Fransziska et Hanna ont navigué sur notre canal de Bruxelles. Elles étaient tellement motivées …

Jeudi 27 août, nous avons reçu Ann, Jules, Karina et Odilon. Les deux premiers, mère et fils, venaient de Simonis, juste à …

Sainctelette overflow in action

https://www.canalitup.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/VID-20200915-WA0015.mp4 Have you ever wondered where all the DEAD RATS floating in the canal come from? Or why the FISH DIE? Or …

And… Canal It Up is booming 🌴 ! Friday 4th of september we had very motivated New Kids on the canal. And …

Mardi 25 août, un bon nombre de participants ont bravé l’incertitude d’une météo changeante. Le premier groupe a immédiatement souffert, exposé aux …

Today we present New Kids Eliza, Céline and Julie! Another group of long time friends who had a lot to tell each …

This year River Cleanup, together with Canal it Up, will take part again in World Cleanup Day in Brussels on September 20th. …

Two sundays ago, a lot off courageous people came to  help us out, it was real Belgian weather as we normally know …

Friends who Canal It Up together, stay together!A group of no less than 8 childhood friends, coronaproof divided in two groups, lent …

Canal It Up at Bx1 studio

Canal It Up at Bx1 studio Hier nous étions invités dans les studios de BX1 pour un tour de table avec Team …

Samedi fut une journée bien remplie, avec un total de 25 personnes qui ont contribué à rendre le canal plus propre. Tout …

Saturday at 11 am we were already on the water with New kids Andrée, Ben and Auguste. They wanted to see the …

New kid Rodrigo already lives for a while in Molenbeek and he was wondering how he could help to make the neighbourhood …

Dimanche dernier fut à nouveau un jour bien rempli, 18 bénévoles magnifiques! Sergei, François, Sarah et Paul ont fait un boulot incroyable, …

Nathalie en Maël (13 jaar), voor de gelegenheid geflankeerd door Hilde, de moeder van monitor Wouter. Maël, een fiere zeescout, kreeg bij …

Ready to go catch some plastic? This summer you can go for a kayak outing on Brussels canal any day of the …

Article in the newspaper Het Nieuwsblad https://m.nieuwsblad.be/cnt/dmf20200827_92813153

Canal it up presentation to local politicians Drawing by Luc Schuiten Image biomatrix water Drawing by Luc Schuiten Last tuesday we gave …

Ce lundi après-midi, j’ai eu l’honneur d’accueillir Ilias, Marquez et Stéphane comme premier groupe. Ces 3 mecs radio et photogéniques ont rapidement …

Le tout premier groupe que j’ai (Wouter) pu accompagner pour Canal it up, mercredi dernier, s’est tout de suite avéré être 2 …

Some great expeditions on the canal last week, each of them deserve a word to share! Wednesday evening of their staycation, friends-for-life …

Grâce à toute l’aide hier le canal qui était bien bien sale, l’était moins à la fin de la journée. Prêt juste …

Friday was another beautiful day on the canal. Ivana and Nathalia were the first group, these experienced volunteers had no problem navigating …

On Tuesday Celine gave us a helping hand, she told us how kids on the Kopenhagen Ferry get a piece of candy …

Spotted by Flair!

Spotted by Flair! https://www.flair.be/nl/lifestyle/canal-it-up-brussel/?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook

We’re in Paris Match!

We’re in Paris Match! https://parismatch.be/actualites/environnement/423109/canal-it-up-le-projet-visant-a-nettoyer-le-canal-de-bruxelles-en-kayak

A couple of days ago we received a small army of  New kids. Wim, Sophie and Lorenzo made the language barometer rise …

The sun seemed to shine a little bit brighter today thanks to our volunteers. First Melanie, Charlotte, Caroline and Loes came to …

Bx1 presents Canal It Up and its goals Bx1 came to film us and made a great report that very well shows …

The pleasure was ours to welcome 3 New Kids this Monday. The weather forecast announced rain, rain, rain. Since Canal It Up …

Green Team VUB

New Kids on the block! VUB – Vrije Universiteit Brussel , Green Team VUB Als teambuilding activiteit van het green team kon …

Yesterday was a fun and intense day. Het Laatste Nieuws came to write an article and Julie brought her dad with her …

La semaine dernière Collin (l’homme, pas le poisson 😉) nous a rejoint et il a trouvé les dauphins dans le canal incrusté …

We Love Brussels talks about us Canal it up – See Brussels from the kayak

Canal It Up in Het Laatste Nieuws https://m.hln.be/in-de-buurt/brussel/vrijwilligers-vissen-naar-afval-in-brussels-kanaal-al-636-kilo-opgevist-het-gekste-dat-ertussen-zat-een-kinderwagen~a94eb92a/

The whole Canal it up fleet plunged into the water on monday. In the green kajak: New kids Nona and Mathijs, originally …

The green kayak was lucky enough to welcome New kids Ana and Myriam onboard on Tuesday. They come from Macedonia and the …

New kid Frank has a heart for projects with a sustainable character. Although he doesn’t like to swim in open waters, it …

Nicolas aka the Neighbour

On a découvert un talent local ! Le New kid Nicolas avait vu nos kayaks depuis sont appartment au bord de l’eau. …

We received some beautifull people in our kayaks today. And by that we’ re not only talking about our friends from Bruzz, …

Canal it up est fier de pouvoir compter Pascal Smet et son équipe parmi ses New kids on the block. Ils sont …

Staycation report by Bruzz https://www.bruzz.be/videoreeks/staycation-2020/video-staycation-een-kajak-heel-veel-capri-sun-sapjes-en-bifi-worsten

New kids on the block Pierre et Sofie aka The Laundry Service. Aujourd’hui à nouveau notre sortie était ensoleillée. Pierre, qui est …

New Kids on the block Laura et Cedric sont venus spécialement de Leuven pour pouponner notre capitale à l’occasion de la fête …

New Kids on the Block! Ellen, Ines en Willem. They came especially from Mechelen to help cleaning the canal. After a short …

Green Islands to upgrade the canal landscape Islands in the Becodock – C Luc Schuiten The canal in Brussels centre is all …

Anna, Lucrezia, Vittorio & John are the new kids on the block of this week-end!  Two charming couples that literally are from …

New Kids on the Block ! Suzanne et Émeline. Elles ont entendu parler de nous par une canalitupienne colocataire et 1 semaine …

Brussels Canal Cleanup

New Kids on The Block! Lotte, Hendrik, Lauren, Jell, Roman, Miedas, Nele, Amandine, Ivy, Pieter, Jana, Tristan, Frounswa, Charlotte, Michiel, Nele, Eliah, …

Last week these two new kids on the block, Estelle and Sophia (aka birdsaver lookalikes :P) came to help us out!  Exams …