Costain Upstream Oil & Gas Team Volunteer to Help Remove Invasive Plants

September 21, 2016

We are always amazed by the volunteers  who support our work on the catchment. Throughout the year we are fortunate to have dozens of individuals who are eager and willing to help us maintain the River Dee's wonderful environment and help prevent the loss of our native wildlife. The latest group came from one of the UK's leading Engineering companies, Costain.  Their enthusiasm and hard work, is greatly appreciated; they and all of our volunteers are  making a real difference throughout the catchment.  The guys have written a short account of their time with us, which can be viewed on Costain's website here.  

If you are interested in volunteering with the River Dee Trust, to help us tackle invasive species, have a look at our information poster then simply send us an email to or call  01339 880411

Pink salmon update

September 07, 2017

​With the news and social media rife with the invasion of Pacific pink salmon, we want to give people an update on the situation on the Dee and what we are doing about it. The situation has developed rapidly in the last month.

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Smolt Tracking Report Shows Interesting Results

October 11, 2016

The smolt tagging and tracking project is a three year programme of work. Fifty smolts, captured in the lower catchment, were fitted with internal acoustic tags and tracked in spring 2016. These smolts were tracked as they migrated through the lower 22 miles of the Dee and inner harbour.

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Tackling Non Native Invasives

July 05, 2016

Tackling invasive non-native plants along the banks of the River Dee – such as Japanese knotweed, giant hogweed, Himalayan balsam and North American skunk cabbage - has become a priority for the River Office because of their potential impact on our river and its existing, native species.

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