2018 - 2021
This project aims to tackle Invasive Species locally! By training volunteers in safe pesticide use, vast areas of Aberdeenshire are being treated for invasive plants like Giant Hogweed, Himalayan Balsam, Japanese Knotweed and Pirri-Pirri Burr. These dangerous plants can pose a major threat to native plant species, cause problems with erosion and flooding and be costly and time consuming to control. The project is led by The River Dee Trust and Aberdeenshire Council and funded from Leader. To read more about the project please click here.
A local forum has been established to discuss the best way forward and help lead on invasive non-native plants removal. Click here to find out more.
The role of the Dee Catchment Partnership
We are helping to support the project by:
- Providing a web information hub
- Raising the profile and activities of the project through social media
- Producing an information leaflet and set of banners to raise awareness of Non-Native Invasive Species
- Supporting the work of the forum
- Provide education sessions to local schools
- Assist at volunteer events where needed