We can all do something to improve the quality of water in our rivers. Whether you are a householder, farmer, own your own business or belong to a community group there will be something you can do locally to help manage and protect our water environment.
Out and about
Out and about The River Dee catchment is a unique and beautiful area that attracts thousands of outdoor enthusiasts every year. The Dee provides the opportunity and the backdrop for a multitude of activities, such as fishing, canoeing, ...
In your home
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In your community
Communities Many of Scotland’s villages, cities and towns were built next to rivers and burns. They have been important sources of local water for household use, transportation links and to help provide irrigation for crops and d...
Schools The Yellow Fish Project Over the past two years, over 550 young people have completed the Yellow Fish Project. The aim of the project is to raise awareness of their local river and what young people can do to help the river a...
Environment and Money Saving Tips for Businesses Whatever your business, all commercial organisations use water, energy and resources. Identifying and minimising waste throughout the processes you use will not only benefit your organisat...
Developers Where a water body is located within or borders a proposed development, both Aberdeen City and Aberdeen Councils require that a buffer strip must be provided on either side of the water body. Buffer strips must beprotect...
Land managers Legislation and regulations DP GBR 18: Storage and application of fertilisers (2mb) DP GBR 19: Keeping of livestock (2mb) DP GBR 20: Cultivation of land (2.5mb) DP GBR 23: Application of pesticide (1.5mb)...
Take part in science
Take part in science Enjoy the outdoors? Want to explore your environment and learn more about the nature right on your doorstep? Want to help UK scientists with exciting research? Why not get involved and help to manage and monitor ...
In 2017 pink 'humpback' salmon appeared in around 20 Scottish rivers including the River Dee. This is the first year that pink salmon have been seen in numbers in...Learn more »
Internationally acclaimed artist Newton Harrison visited the Dee and Don in August to open an ecological arts project for the twin catchment areas. Woodend Barn invite...Learn more »
- 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
- 09 Nov 2016 SuDS engagement at Fernielea School