From the mountains to the sea

From its source in the Cairngorms, to the sea at Aberdeen Harbour, and all the rivers, lochs and streams in between, the River Dee is a rich ecosystem.

Aberdeen Harbour Board is one of around 20 partner organisations that have developed, and are working to, an agreed catchment management plan for the Dee.

The Partnership is delivering a wide range of projects including peatland restoration and 40km of riparian woodland planting in the upper Dee, an extensive network of buffer strips in the middle catchment, and a new control programme for invasive plants in the lower river down to Aberdeen City. 

Raising awareness of the main problems and solutions is a key activity, and the Partnership’s new Outreach Officer is working throughout the catchment with schools, community groups, ghillies and rangers.

To hear more about the Partnership’s work visit the website www.theriverdee.org, follow them on Facebook or Twitter, or look out for the Outreach Officer’s weekly column in the Deeside Piper.