The Friends of Merri Creek & The Wallan Environment Group

The Friends of Merri Creek and the Wallan Environment Group are independent voluntary community groups that play an important role in the Merri Creek Management Committee (MCMC). Together, these two Friends groups nominate a total of seven representatives to the MCMC Committee of Management, and have input to MCMC and its policies and are involved in works, activities and planning along the Merri Creek and its important tributaries including Wallan Creek, Edgars Creek and Malcolm Creek. .

The Friends of Merri Creek

replantingThe Friends of Merri Creek share the Merri Creek Management Committee goal to protect and restore the Merri Creek Parklands. Accordingly, members are offered the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of activities, including:

  • Revegetation and bushland management;
  • Waterway clean-up and litter control;
  • Campaigns on key issues, such as: native grasslands;
  • Publications and newsletters;
  • Walks, talks and tours;
  • Water quality testing.

Anyone can apply to become a Friend of Merri Creek and new members are welcome. Members receive a regular newsletter including information on current issues and forthcoming activities. Friends of Merri Creek member groups include the Friends of Edgars Creek, and the Merri Murnong group (formerly called Merri Edgars Creek Confluence Area Restoration Group, or MECCARG), as well as others without a website.

Events for all these groups are listed on our events calendar.

For more information, see the Friends of Merri Creek Website.

Contact the Friends by phone on 9389 8633, write to PO Box 93, Moreland 3058, or send an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Wallan Environment Group

The Wallan Environment Group work to restore the Wallan Creek, an upper tributary of the Merri Creek which flows through the town of Wallan, north of Melbourne. For more information click here

Other Friends Groups

There are a number of other Friends groups working in parts of the Merri Creek catchment, such as the Friends of Westgarthtown in Thomastown, which brings together those who care for Westgarthtown's German/Wendish heritage and its unique architectural and landscape assets.