Local authorities, the media and commercial organisations do take notice of strong local interest groups with large, active memberships. Every new membership strengthens the Association’s influence.

Apart from the opportunity to make a difference to all that happens on the Deben, afloat or ashore, RDA members can keep abreast of developments affecting the river and those who use it. The Association’s magazine, with its new title, THE DEBEN, is published every spring and autumn; an occasional RDA NEWSLETTER keeps members abreast of the latest news; and the website is a continually developing source of information, including links to numerous river-related organisations and a growing archive of interesting material.

Click the link on the right for information about how to join.