Help the Blue Banded Bee

Copy of Copy of Dianella amoena detail cHave you heard the buzz? The Friends of Merri Creek's Help the Blue-banded Bee Pozible Campaign is raising funds to improve the viability of the Merri Creek’s endangered wildflowers. This project will 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  

Exhibition: 'Merri Creek: from wasteland to parklands' at Docklands

Merri Creek Exhibition at Melb WaterThis exhibition continues to celebrate 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. It is on show at Melbourne Water's HQ in Docklands from August 8 - 31 and Wallan Library in September.  For location details follow the 'read more' link below.

At right is a photo of the exhibition in the foyer of Melbourne Water's headquarters at Docklands. If you can't get there, you can see the ten panels with their magnificent photos and informative text here: fronts of panels (17MB file); backs of panels (9MB file).

Habitat Heroes project

Habitat Heroes SkinartWe recently completed the second year of our fabulous Habitat Heroes project on Merri Creek in Fawkner. Eight community events were held including a community planting with 78 attendees, regular bird surveys, a threatened species talk at the Fawkner Library, and field excursions with students from Pascoe Vale Girls Secondary College and Fawkner’s Darul Ulum Girls' School. All of this great work was supported by a grant the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust. 


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