The Covid-19 pandemic means we have postponed our face-to-face community events. We'll resume these activities once it's safe to do so.
In the meantime, we are offering some alternatives. You can see Merri bird posters at selected sites along the Merri Shared Trail south of the Ring Rd. We've also held a number of webinars, which have all been recorded - follow these links to view them: Litter Cleanups; Frogs of Darebin; Merri Fungi (with Friends of Merri Creek); Frogs of Whittlesea; At home in Whittlesea’s grasslands; Merri Birds (with Friends of Merri Creek.) and Living together: Powerful Owls in Yarra’s neighbourhood.
If you have suggestions for a webinar topics, please get in touch. And if you haven't already signed up, please subscribe to our events emails. That way we can let you know about future webinars and our site-based events, once these start up.
Despite the pandemic our dedicated staff are busy working, in many different and creative ways, to care for Merri Creek.
Our Ecological Restoration Team has been active, managing indigenous vegetation at a range of sites along Merri Creek and elsewhere. Team members have been travelling to sites individually, in separate vehicles. They are wearing masks and maintaining safe distancing whilst out in the fresh air. In autumn we undertook ecological burns of native grasslands. We miss our community plantings, but rest assured, plants are being carefully put into the ground by our own staff. Work at some sites has been put on hold, as directed by our clients.
After a massive effort from our in-house IT expert, all our office-based staff are working from home. They are making a great effort to keep things running smoothly and to communicate with you about all things Merri.