Merri Creek Management Committee

Group flag croppedSunday 22 March, 10am-12noon (first tour)

Darebin Parklands, Separation St, Alphington - see Google map
(Alphington train station is a 5 minute walk away and there is bike parking.)    
Join Aboriginal Cultural Educator, Uncle Trevor Gallagher, who will discuss Aboriginal history, culture and contribution with a focus on Indigenous perspectives of the Darebin Creek. Along the way, MCMC Waterwatch Coordinator, Julia Cirillo, will point out current waterway issues, help you find aquatic creatures that call the creek home and test the water quality while explaining what we can do to improve the ecological health of the Darebin Creek.  
This is a FREE, family-friendly event. Tea and coffee will be provided. Please bring appropriate walking shoes, sunscreen, hat and your water bottle. Walking is easy, although there are some hills.   
Bookings are essential - below

The Wurundjeri-william people of the Woiwurrung clans are the past and present custodians of the Darebin Creek Catchment and have cared for this land which has sustained them for millennia. The value and perspectives that non-Aboriginal people today put on the Creek continues to challenge the ecosystems' survival, so there is much to learn from Indigenous management of waterways.

You can find more information about the Spiritual Healing Trail here. Proudly supported by the City of Darebin.

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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.