What we do

Volunteer Opportunities

There are many opportunities to volunteer throughout the catchment and we would love to hear from you!

Please contact: invasivecoordinator@riverdee.org or call (013398) 80411.

This map displays the basic work areas

The River Dee Trust runs a series of volunteer events and training days throughout the year and hopefully we can match you to an activity that interests you. Days out can include planting trees along the river banks, hand pulling invasive plants like Himalayan Balsam, using pesticides to treat Giant Hogweed and Japanese Knotweed, surveying for wildlife, helping at events and testing your photography or sketching skills.

Much of this work would just not be possible without your help and we really value your support! it is a great way to spend time outdoors, get some exercise, learn about your environment, meet other like-minded people and boost the skills for your CV.

Help save your river today....

Communities wishing to tackle problem invasives may like to use the Local Action Group Toolkit on the GB Non-native Species Secretariat website.

Scottish Invasive Species Initiative (SISI)

The emphasis of the Scottish Invasive Species Initiative (SISI) is to deliver invasive species management within communities, through developing a network of enthusiastic volunteers and partners, who are supported, trained and equipped to take on invasive species control at a local level, essential to ensure successful long-term control. This ranges from supporting local angling groups, estates etc in both pesticide treatment of plants and mink control, to a range of opportunities for individual volunteers – monitoring mink rafts, conservation days, plant spraying and survey work.

Click here to learn more about their work...


Scottish Countryside Rangers Association (SCRA)

The rangers organise an annual training programme for members and non-members alike. This year SISI will be offering training on the 1st of July in Banff on 'Effective methods for invasive non-native species control'. Click here for further information and to book.