The River Dee Trust

Invasive Plants Threaten our Salmon and Wildlife. We need volunteers like you to help protect our rivers.

River Dee Trust volunteers help remove invasive plants from our river banks to prevent loss of our native wildlife.


Current opportunities

Invasive plants threaten our salmon and wildlife. The River Dee Trust is looking for volunteers to help remove invasive plants from our river banks to prevent loss of our native wildlife. Tackling invasive non-native plants on the River Dee banks - such as Japanese Knotweed, Giant Hogweed, Himalayan Balsam and American Skunk Cabbage – has become a priority because of their impacts on our rivers and native species. For example, Japanese Knotweed creates dense stands of vegetation, that reduce the light reaching the water and so can diminish the food supply to fish. All of these plants die back in the autumn, leaving the river banks exposed and vulnerable to erosion. A fantastic opportunity to help protect our rivers and native wildlife. All volunteer help is greatly appreciated and by helping you will: -Protect our native wildlife – plants and animals -Restore habitat and protect river banks, promoting natural river processes -Improve instream habitat for fish -Learn about the rivers and wildlife