A key area of work is connecting children with the River and its important role in our community.

The River Dee Trust’s education program receives support from CNOOC International, TAQA,CNRI. Without this support we would not be able to do the outreach work that we do, and bring the River to a wide range of children and adults.

Through our education program we aim to increase awareness of, enthusiasm for, and understanding of, our rivers in Deeside and Aberdeen City. Working with schools and community groups, we enable children to undertake outdoor learning in a safe and fun manner and introduce them to the river on their doorstep. Over the last year we have been able to work with over 2000 children and young people and show them the wonderful underwater world of the Dee and its tributaries.

Whilst there are still restrictions in schools, which limit your ability to join us on the riverbank, we can join you virtually in your classroom and at a safe social distance in your playground. In your playground we will play games, identify invertebrates and nurture a passion for nature. In the classroom I can run a virtual interactive session about the animals of the river and their amazing lives and life cycles.

Please contact our education officer Jane Lilley on or 01339 880411 if you wish to take part or have any queries.

Living River Festival

February 03, 2020

The River Dee Trust, organised the first festival to celebrate all aspects of the River Dee on Saturday. We were delighted it was such a success after hundreds of people took part in a range of events.

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A Million Trees to Save Our Salmon

January 30, 2020

The River Dee Trust has announced plans to plant a million native trees in one of the biggest nature restoration projects in the Cairngorms. The project will recreate areas of landscape that have been lost for 2000 years.

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Callum Mackenzie Cup 2019

November 01, 2019

The Callum Mackenzie Cup is awarded by Ballogie Estate Enterprises for the most notable fish, of any species, caught by a youngster within the Dee catchment, including Rivers Cowie and Carron or one of the many trout fisheries in the district.

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Fisheries Protection

September 24, 2019

With the season coming to a close Fisheries Officers are still working hard to protect salmon from poachers. Poaching still goes on and can have a major impact on fish stocks, particularly when numbers are down across the country.

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