TREVOR Basin Waterside Regeneration has been nominated for a Waterways Renaissance award.
The basin is part of the Llangollen Canal network and has been subject of a transformation into one of the area's leading tourist attractions in recent years, with Hollywood couple Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart travelling it together on a narrowboat last summer.
The basin has been enhanced for the local community and visitors alike with a variety of environmental schemes, community-led artwork and improvements to physical access to create an attractive and green waterside.
Trevor Basin is close to the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and can be described as a cul-de-sac off one of the most intensively-used inland waterways in the country.
Part of the basin is still used as a hire boat base and part was a dredging tip before the regeneration.
Conservationists put in voluntary work to restore the basin to its former glory and have developed it into a tourism location in its own right.
Now the basin has made the final of the Waterways Trust and the British Urban Regeneration Association (BURA) Waterways Renaissance Awards 2005.
The Waterways Renaissance Awards aim to recognise and encourage best practice in sustainable waterway regeneration and development throughout the UK.
The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at Madame Tussauds in London on Wednesday, March 16.