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
Habitats and Species
The Dee is home to a tremendous variety of flora and fauna.
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 »
- 09 Oct 2017 Controlling Invasive Non-Native Plants
- 12 Sep 2017 Work to tackle pink salmon in the Dee
- 28 Aug 2017 Leading pioneer of the eco-art movement Newton Harrison visits the Dee
- 19 Apr 2017 'Enjoy the Dee' Leaflet launched.
- 29 Mar 2017 Natural Flood Management Workshop for farmers and land managers
- 17 Mar 2017 Flooding showcase at Fernielea primary school
- 09 Mar 2017 Natural Flood Management meeting for land managers
- 19 Jan 2017 Sustainable Drainage Systems (SUDS) in Aberdeen City
- 24 Nov 2016 Eurasian Beaver allowed to stay
- 23 Nov 2016 Cleaning up the banks at Potarch
The Dee Catchment Partnership will be running site visits as part of the BEGIN project conference (18-19 Oct 2017). This Interreg project involves 10 EU cities joining forces to share knowledge and experience on the design and implementation of Blue-Green Infrastructure http://northsearegion.eu/begin/