Merri Creek Management Committee

Group shot croppedThere's been a fantastic response to an initiative by Friends of Merri Creek member Anne Frost for a new group of volunteers to gather monthly on a Wednesday morning to help care for Merri Creek. The group has already held two very successful sessions, working closely with Merri Creek Management Committee (MCMC) staff on priority activities. 18 volunteers defied a frosty morning on 29 August to help plant native shrubs and do a huge amount of weeding at Blyth St Brunswick East near CERES (see photo). The volunteers did a terrific job in learning to distinguish weeds from native grasses. 

Then at their second meeting on 26 September, 10 adults and 2 sharp-eyed school kids searched for and removed 50 invasive South African Weed Orchids at the Ngarri-djarrang Grassland in Reservoir.  Afterwards the group enjoyed a tour guided by MCMC (none of them had been to the grassland before).

A huge thank you to all the volunteers for their hard work and to Anne Frost for convening the group.   The Wednesday Volunteer Group meets from 10am–12pm on the last Wednesday of every month. No skills are required, just a willingness to help!  All equipment and training is provided. If you would like to get involved please contact Anne - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wurundjeri panel - featureSee a web version of these fabulous panels which 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: fronts of panels (17MB file); backs of panels (9MB file).

The two metre size panels were originally displayed at libraries and other public places throughout the Merri Creek catchment over 16 months until late 2016, in celebration of MCMC's 25th Anniversary.