This exhibition celebrates the outstanding community achievement since 1975 in transforming Merri Creek from a weed-smothered drain to a much-loved waterway running through a bushland corridor.
The exhibition has now concluded its 16 months tour of the Merri Creek catchment. But there'll be more chances to see it in 2017. Just watch this space for details.
Along with organisations from across Australia, Merri Creek Management Committee (MCMC) contributed to the development of the new National Standards for Ecological Restoration. In late July MCMC’s Ecological Restoration Planner, Brian Bainbridge, presented a paper at the launch of the Standards at a conference of Australian Association of Bush Regenerators in Sydney. We used 'before' and 'after' photos from the newly digitised MCMC image collection to show how MCMC has applied the six Principles of the Standards to 30 years of restoration of sites along the Merri.
Read more here.
Hearty congratulations to the Friends of Merri Creek on the huge success of their Help the Blue-banded Bee crowd-funding campaign. The campaign raised $25,073 which more than 66% greater than the original target of $15,000. 441 people supported the campaign which will now receive a further $15,000 from the Dept of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. The funds will be used in a project designed by Merri Creek Management Committee to establish pollination ‘stepping stones’ between endangered Matted Flax-lily populations along the Merri Creek in Fawkner and Reservoir.
Merri Creek's Matted Flax-lily is threatened by population isolation