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, Cairngorms Nature Festival and the Muir of Dinnet Fun Day. You can find out what's on by clicking on our events calendar or following us on Facebook or Twitter (@DeeCatchment)
Throughout 2018 we managed to plant nearly 6,500 trees along the river with the help of some wonderful volunteers! The River Dee Trust offers various opportunities throughout the year, including the treatment of invasive non-native plants. If you are interesting in gaining some useful practical experience, want to help your river and meet some lovely people, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We receive many requests from interests groups, university students, surveyors, and kids clubs, which we try and accomodate where possible. This year we have focused on delivering classroom activities to a handful of schools, focusing on flooding and learning how to become more resilient. Much fun has been had! Further information for schools can be found here.
Many of the projects that we are involved in include an education or outreach element, whether it be training key staff on natural flood management techniques, promoting to farmers the benefits of certain land management practises or engaging householders with new flood prevention schemes.
We have produced a number of informative leaflets, highlighting current issues and providing advice and support for best practise.
Click here for more ideas on what you can do to help the River Dee!
Yellow fish and drain care guide
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Dee Song Project
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