Working in Partnership
Working in Partnership Meet the Team! The Dee Catchment partnership (DCP) is the umbrella body representing, coordinating and working for the interests of everyone involved with the River Dee in north east Scotland. The Partnershi...
Educating and involving people
Educating and involving people What's on Events! The Dee Catchment Partnership provides a broad educational and outreach programme. Throughout the year we attend a number of key events such as the Banchory River Festival, Cair...
Slowing the flow of water naturally
Slowing the flow of water - Natural Flood Management Willow bank protection (River Dee Trust) Large woody debris (FCS) Reconnecting the floodplain (River Dee Trust) Dee Catchmen...
Managing water in the city
Blue Green Infrastructure (BGI) We need to BEGIN to plan for our future. The climate is changing, bringing wetter and warmer conditions. Our towns and cities need protection from the risk of flooding, drought and a growing population. By...
Controlling problem species
Introduction to Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS) in N.E. Scotland (Giant hogweed) (Japanese knotweed) ...
Improving Water Quality Buffer Strips A water margin (or buffer strip) is a vegetated area near a stream which helps to protect a watercourse from the impact of adjacent activities. Buffer strips play an important role in protecti...
Restoring river beds and banks
Channel Morphology and Obstructions Obstructions DDSFB / RDT / AC / SEPA Since 2007, the Dee DSFB and River Dee Trust have eased or removed 27 manmade obstructions to fish migration from the river Dee's tributaries to allow f...
Protecting species and habitats
Protecting habitats and species The River Dee Catchment contains many special and protected areas, plants and animals, that we work to protect, enhance and care for. The Upper half of the River Dee is within the Cairngorms Nati...
Supporting access and recreation
Recreation and Access Local Meetings and Forums The Dee Catchment Partnership works to protect, promote and enhance the opportunities for responsible access locally. We regularly attend meetings with the Deeside Access Group (DAG)...
Why does the River Dee need a management plan? The River Dee catchment management plan was developed to help people work together to maintain these resources and make improvements where needed. The River Dee's high quality water r...
DCP publications Information about the DCP Catchment Management Plan: Summary Catchment Management Plan: Annex Business Plan 2016 - 2019 Busines Plan 2013 - 2016 Dee Catchment Partnership information leaflet ...
Welcome to DeeWatch, a month-by-month guide to nature-spotting across our diverse and beautiful catchment. Brought to you by the rangers who take care of Deeside’s nature reserves, our DeeWatch diary includes sightings from the field as well as suggestions on what to look out for at a given time of year.
- 17 Jun 2019 Waste Not Want Not: Deer Legs in the Muick
- 23 May 2019 Scouts get spraying to stop pollution
- 22 Apr 2019 A helping hand for the River Gairn
- 25 Feb 2019 Fishing season opens in 'International year of the Salmon'.
- 07 Jan 2019 Our hard working woodlands!
- 19 Nov 2018 BioBlitz event reveals thriving biodiversity at Countesswells
- 29 Oct 2018 Reflections from the edge of the National Park
- 16 Aug 2018 Blue-green spaces to help reduce flooding in Aberdeen
- 19 Jul 2018 Banks of the Dee hold hidden treasures
- 25 Jun 2018 Royal Highland Show