Working in partnership to protect, enhance and support the River Dee
The catchment of the River Dee and its 17 major tributaries covers over 2000 km2 of north-east Scotland. These watercourses flow from the Cairngorm mountains through a rich and varied landscape of moorland, woodlands, and farmland to enter the sea at the busy port of Aberdeen harbour. They provide habitats for a wide range of wildlife, including rare and threatened species, link the towns and villages of Deeside and underpin the rural economy of the area. The Dee Catchment Partnership has been working for over 14 years to protect, enhance and restore the waters of the Dee catchment through the implementation of its catchment management plan. In this website you can read about our work, download publications and links to information about the river, and find out how you can look after the River Dee.
The Dee Catchment Partnership has been working for over 10 years to protect and improve the waters of the River Dee catchment. Our work covers the River Dee, its tributary burns, lochs and wetlands, as well as water-related habitats and species.
Discover the Dee
Discover the Dee - fact, figures and photos
We can all do something to improve the quality of water in our rivers. The easiest of all is to conserve water by not leaving taps running unnecessarily or by ensuring that we are careful what we put down the drain.
Current Dee Partnership projects
Documents published by DCP and our partners
Aberdeen City Council hosted the Interreg partners BEGIN meeting on the 18th-19th of October at the fantastic venues of the Town House and Beach Ballroom. The agenda for ...Learn more »
The Dee Catchment Partnership (DCP) has produced a new 'Controlling Invasive Non-Native Plants' leaflet. This helps to assist the River Dee Trust and River Don Tr...Learn more »
17th January - Fernielea Primary School, Aberdeen from 15.00 - 17.30
18th January - Hazelhead Academy, Aberdeen from 18.30 - 20.30
This event is open to anyone who is interested in finding out more about the Maidencraig Wetland Scheme, which is kicking off in February 2018.
Inverdee Tree Planting Event
The Dee Catchment Partnership will be involved with a number of tree planting events in Aberdeen in the new year. Hopefully the weather will be kind to us and we can continue to enhance riparian sites, previously cleared of Invasive non-native species. Watch this space for more details!