Merri Creek Management Committee

National Tree Day Planting Yarra 2017Sunday 29 July, 10am-1pm

Celebrate National Tree Day by planting indigenous understorey species into the bushland areas of Kevin Bartlett Reserve, Yarra Blvd, Burnley (Melway 59 B1 - map here)Free BBQ provided.

Organised and funded by Yarra City Council, supported by Merri Creek Management Committee. 

Aunty Di Kerr digging up Murnong with a digging stick Sunday 22 July, 1-3pm
Meet at the Murnong Patch, Connolly Ave Coburg, south of Murray Rd bridge (Melway 18 A11 - see map).
The Merri Murnong group will show off their wildflower patch including the endangered Murnong or Yam Daisy and, if you like, you can help weed the plot. Contact: Melissa 0417 255 873 or www.facebook.com/meccarg.

Nature Gum PLay smallFriday 7 September, 9:30-10:30am
Open your child to the wonder and learning local nature provides, with a free program in a nature setting for two to five year-olds (carer or parent must attend). To highlight the importance of National Threatened Species Day, children will be introduced to some of our threatened animals (furry, scaly and slimy!) as well as having nature items to feel, explore and make crafty creatures with. There will be opportunities for children to make their own nature discoveries in a safe, urban bushland setting close to facilities. Registration essential - under Read more.
This event is proudly supported by the City of Whittlesea.
Whittlesea Public Gardens, end of Barry Road Thomastown (Melway 8 C4 - see map) - meet near the car park.

Galada Tamboore Chris Clarke smallFriday 7 September, 11am-2pm
Come along on this exciting walk and talk amongst the grasslands along Merri Creek at the spectacular Galada Tamboore, a natural bushland that is home to local threatened species including birds, frogs, reptiles, and rare plants. Discover and learn from experienced ecologists about these fascinating species that are part of our bushland backyard. This event is free and suitable for adults and older children.
Please bring appropriate clothing for the weather and comfortable walking shoes, plus binoculars if you have them. Lunch will be provided at 1:15pm (please notify us of any dietary requirements). Registration essential - under Read more.
This event is proudly supported by the City of Whittlesea.
Whittlesea Public Gardens, end of Barry Road Thomastown (Melway 8 C4 - see map)

WED Planting 2018Are you interested in joining a new group of volunteers to gather monthly on a Wednesday morning to help care for the Merri Creek? No skills required, just a willingness to work!
The group would work with skilled Merri Creek Management Committee staff to undertake a range of tasks.
Depending on the time of year, activities could include:

  • planting;
  • handweeding;
  • jute mat installation;
  • erosion control coir log installation;
  • search and destroy missions for South African Weed Orchid;
  • weed mapping and vegetation assessment;
  • woody weed removal.

If you'd like to be part of this new  group, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and put 'Wednesday Group' in the subject line.