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.

INNS Forum launched

The 28th of March 2018, marked the launch of the North East Non-Native Invasive Species Forum. A project being led by Aberdeenshire Council and partnered by The River...Learn more »

Aberdeen and the Dee to benefit from more trees

Popular green spaces in Aberdeen are set to become even greener with the planting of almost 5,000 trees. In an initiative co-ordinated and delivered by the River Dee Trus...Learn more »

Our next events

Friends of Denburn AGM

The Dee Catchment Partnership and Aberdeen City Council will be presenting an overview of the BEGIN project to the 'Friends of the Denburn' on the 24th of April at 7.30pm.

Come along to Pet's Corner at Hazlehead Park to learn more about the Flood Management and Wetland Scheme at Maidencraig, the innovative plans to stop Fernielea School from flooding and how we plan to manage water better in proposed housing developments.






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