Volunteering

Volunteering with the River Dee Trust is a rewarding experience.

Volunteering with the Trust is a mutually beneficial arrangement. For us an active corporate volunteering programme helps us in two key respects.

We get to work with engaged and enthusiastic groups who do meaningful work to help us deliver our objectives for the catchment. We also value opportunities to showcase our work and to connect with a new audience, introducing them to river life and our stunning natural environment.

So, what does volunteering involve? We have lots different activities for corporate and individual volunteers; these range from managing invasive species such as Himalayan Balsam, participating in habitat work such as tree planting or bank reinforcement, to supporting angling events for beginners. We provide all the equipment and a safe working environment. We work in some of Scotland’s most scenic locations and enjoy nothing more than to share that with groups of volunteers. Come and join us.

If you are interested in joining us for a day, either as a company or an individual, simply send an email to info@riverdee.org, or call us on 013398 80411.


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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Helping to protect our environment for not only my children, but future generations to appreciate you would think is reward enough, but on top of that I actually get to be there. A beautiful place, with winding rivers, woodland, hills and heather. I get to soak in the sights, the scenery, the wildlife. Wade through rivers, sunshine on my face, taste the clean highland air and along the way we also learn a little something about the wildlife or the river, or the valley we may be in and the work the River Dee Trust is involved in. All this in the company of like-minded folk. For me personally, volunteering with the River Dee Trust is food for my soul.

Tom McCormick, Aberdeen Standard Investments