Cleaning up the banks at Potarch
The Dee Catchment Partnership has been helping Aberdeenshire Council clean up after the floods. A short section of the Deeside Way at Potarch was choked with barbed wire and fenceposts following damage from storm Frank last year. We cleared debris from a stile and broken fencing from the picnic site ready for the 2017 season. Calum from the River Dee Trust came out to help remove the waste and carry out the repairs. A satisfying day in the field.
This site is adjacent to the Deeside Way. The long distance path runs from near the centre of Aberdeen, oil capital of Europe, to Ballater, in the Cairngorms National Park, famous for it’s Victorian Heritage and links to Balmoral Castle. The path is suitable for walkers and cyclists with many sections suitable for horses as well and is Route 195 of the National Cycle Network which is coordinated and promoted by Sustrans.
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- 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