Welcome to the website of the Welsh Dee Trust. The Trust is a registered charity.

The objectives are to protect,  conserve, promote and enhance the River Dee and all its indigenous species of fish, animals , birds and plants . The Trust will where appropriate seek the rehabilitation of any species that is threatened or endangered.

The Trust will through education increase the knowledge of the public of the need and importance of a healthy river environment. The Trust will also highlight the need for proper water management.

Click here for our latest newsletter, Summer 2017.


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The River Dee Catchment Management Review

The River Dee is a vitally important natural resource for communities in North Wales and North West England, supporting a rich environment for wildlife, while also providing a valuable source for drinking water extraction. The river flows are controlled by Natural Resources Wales through programmed releases from the main balancing reservoirs; Lake Bala, Lake Celyn and Lake Brenig. The Dee Regulation Scheme balances the interests of abstractions, fisheries, biodiversity, recreational activities and flood risk management. Furthermore, the releases reduce the ingress of saline water above Chester Weir during high tides.

This review describes the wide range of data and evidence gathered for the River Dee that has helped United Utilities to develop and target their catchment management actions. It includes information on hydrology, land use and agriculture, as well as risk-prediction models and water quality monitoring results. In the final section, the review summarises the actions on the ground that have been carried out up to the present time.

Click here to view / download the report.


50% Discount on Ferric Phosphate Pellets

Farmers need an effective means of protecting their crops from slugs. But traditional slug pellets contain the chemical metaldehyde, which can enter the watercourse and prove very difficult to remove. That’s why we’re encouraging farmers to switch to slug...

Summer 2017 Newsletter

In this issue: New chief executive takes up post Mitigation fund project update Invasive work news Farming matters Middle dee catchment partnership projects Try fishing Volunteer/donate to help our work Download PDF: Summer 2017 WDT Newsletter.

December 2016 Newsletter

In this issue: Hanuk Grayling Festival breaks all records Concerns over collapse in Grilse run NRW proposed byelaw Changes Learn about our work on Diffuse Pollution work at Middle Dee Catchment Partnership Stakeholder meeting on April 6th 2017 Invasives...

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