Merri Creek Management Committee

IMG 1752Saturday 30 November, 11am-2pm

Carome Homestead 10 Hathfelde Blvd Mernda, Melway 183K1 - see Google map.
Get a close up look at the fascinating waterbugs that call the Plenty River home at this family friendly event.
Learn about the importance of these animals to the health of the river and how urban development is affecting them.
The day will be divided into two parts (as below), feel free to attend one or both. Registration is necessary - see below.

Waterwatch sampling with Trevor11am-12.30pm – Meet at the Two Beans and a Farm café and  we'll walk to the river, where you can see how we collect the bugs, and we'll discuss the effects of development on the river. Walking shoes and long pants are recommended.
12.30-2pm – Back at the café we'll look at the bugs collected and you can help identify them. Children are welcome at this activity.
A light lunch will be provided between the two activities. (Please notify us of any dietary requirements.)  Waterbug Blitz
This event is support by the City of Whittlesea and the National Waterbug Blitz.

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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.