Volunteers from Bibby Offshore have continued to support the efforts of the River Dee Trust, with the construction of enclosures and planting of trees as part of the Trusts ongoing Pearls in Peril LIFE Project. The project aims to protect the salmon and trout populations in the river network which are currently at risk due to factors associated with Global Warming. The end result of the project will see 70 km of streamside woodland along the upper Dee by 2016.
The trees will provide a number of ecological benefits to area; most importantly they provide shade and reduce water temperatures ensuring this is conductive to the salmon and trout lifecycle. Other benefits include stable riverbanks and new wildlife habitats. Bibby Offshore have also been supporting this effort by paying for the new enclosures and the trees which will soon follow. Well done to Doug Archibald, Steven Fawcett, Andy Gardiner, Daniel Ovall and Gary Sutherland, and who spent a rather chilly Saturday in late November putting up some of the new tree enclosures.