Merri Creek Management Committee

In urban environments stormwater is the main cause of pollution in our creeks. After a rain event all the water is washed down the stormwater drains on the edge of the road.  The drain then lead directly to the local creek. But the water carries with it any pollution that it picks up on the way, including litter, car oil, dog poo and much more.

Storming for Cleaner Water

Storming for Cleaner Water is a combined project between Merri Creek Management Committee and Waterwatch with funding from Whittlesea City Council in partnership Darebin Creek Management Committee. It is an environmental education program looking at stormwater and its effects on our local creeks including Merri Creek, Darebin Creek and EdgarsCreek.

Schools involved in this program will receive:

  1. A stormwater presentation with displays.
  2. A turn at Playing Drains and Fish Ladders (a special giant environmental boardgame).
  3. Waterwatch activities - looking at waterbugs and measuring stream health.

Catchment model used in this programStudents from Prep to Year 12 at schools in the City of Whittlesea are being offered these activities. To be involved in this stormwater education program contact Angela Foley at MCMC on 9380 8199 or emailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you live outside the City of Whittlesea but wish to offer your students this type of program, we would be happy to discuss this with you and to offer sessions on a fee-for-service basis.

View our Storming for Cleaner Water brochure


Students add pollutants to the water to see how the creek is effected

Merri Events Calendar

20 Jan 2019;
10:00AM - 11:30AM
Waterwatch new recruits sampling day

23 Jan 2019;
05:30PM - 07:00PM
Discovering the wildlife of Edgars Creek

24 Jan 2019;
06:30PM - 07:30PM
What frogs live in Yarra?

30 Jan 2019;
05:30PM - 07:00PM
Our home, our nearby nature around Edgars Creek in Epping event

31 Jan 2019;
06:00PM - 07:30PM
World Wetlands Day Walk and Talk in Darebin

03 Feb 2019;
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Litter Clean Up – Nth Fitzroy - Friends of Merri Creek