Merri Creek Management Committee

WaterwatchRecruitsFriday 24 November, 10am-3:30pm
Darebin Parklands Environment Centre, end of Separation St, Alphington (map here)
Free training session to become a volunteer Waterwatch monitor on the Darebin and Merri creeks in specific pollution hot spots. No previous experience necessary. By monitoring water quality and biological indicators and observing the environment we can learn about the health of waterways and help identify problems. Bookings essential. 

Growling Grass Frog metamorph by G HeardThursday 9 November, Reservoir Scout Hall, Leamington Street Reservoir, 7.30-8.30pm.

Join Waterwatch and the Friends of Edgars Creek for a night of frog discovery. Learn to recognise different frog calls and help collect important data for the frog census including using the exciting new Melbourne Frog Census app. Booking essential.

Galada TambooreMerri Creek Management Committee has a Catchment Programs group which develops and delivers waterway and indigenous biodiversity engagement programs. This new video, Celebrating Merri Creek's biodiversity 2016, celebrates some of the many ways that this team works with the community to experience the beauty and wonders of nearby nature in the local urban environment.

Please get in touch with us to discuss how we could support your educative goals and curious instincts about local natural areas: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (03) 9380 8199.

Join Us for a fun family event celebrating our local creeks and the life they support.

The whole family can take part in the following interactive activities:

Making bush toys, Walk-in butterfly enclosure; Building Blue-banded Bee hotels, Skin art painting, Making trash puppets and a Frog Activity

Bring along a Picnic and enjoy a coffee from Mr Jitters van

Saturday 22nd October, 11am - 1pm

Outside Fawkner Library, 77 Jukes Road Fawkner

For any queries call 9380 8199.

Copy of Copy of Dianella amoena detail cHearty 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