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Outreach Officer Goes Electrofishing

Posted on Thursday, August 27th 2015 by Joanna Dick

Outreach Officer Goes Electrofishing
I have been the Dee Catchment Outreach Officer for just over two years now and spend my time delivering education to schools and local groups, promoting responsible access on and around the river and raising awareness of how people can do their bit to help the Dee. So a day electrofishing with Pamela Esson, River Dee Trust Field Officer and her two assistants is very different but I leapt at the chance of a sunny day surveying the river. The River Dee Trust carry out a programme of electrofis...
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A Busy Weekend of Events

Posted on Wednesday, July 15th 2015 by Joanna Dick

A Busy Weekend of Events
As Outreach officer for the Dee Catchment Partnership I attend events throughout the catchment to raise awareness of the River Dee and what is being done to improve it. Last weekend I attended Muir of Dinnet NNR Fun Day in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council Ranger Helen Rowe to promote respsonsible outdoor access in line with the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. Helen set up a moth trap behind the Burn O'Vat visitor centre on Thursday night and caught of range of moths to show vis...
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Why the Dee needs snowy winters

Posted on Tuesday, January 20th 2015 by Susan Cooksley

Why the Dee needs snowy winters
Photo: Nic Bullivant BBC2’s Winterwatch has returned to Mar Lodge in the hope of capturing the snowy scenes that were so elusive last year. The team must have been delighted when in recent weeks we had heavy snowfall in upper Deeside, with drifts of several meters at Mar Lodge and the Braemar snow gates firmly closed. For many of us, the beauty of the winter landscape is magical, and for the ski centres snow is obviously the essential ingredient on which their profits depend. For ot...
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