Lend a hand: on-ground volunteering, work experience and group activities
We arrange numerous community events each year in partnership with Friends of Merri Creek and other community groups. Planting, monitoring and weeding events are often held on weekends; some of our events are ‘on-call’ and may occur during the week. The Wednesday Volunteers Group meet regulalry, once a month on a Wednesday, to give a hand at a variety of sites.
Everyone is welcome to our community events and the emphasis is on having fun. Subscribe to our events notifications if you would like to receive email invitations to events. A calendar of community events is available on MCMC's Website. Or 'like' the Friends’ facebook page.
Volunteering with our Ecological Restoration Team
We welcome individual volunteers, including student and internship placements, to work alongside our Ecological Restoration crew. Availability is sometimes limited by seasonal work demands and vehicle space. Past volunteers speak highly of the learning experience with our team. More information about volunteering with our Ecological Restoration Team is here.
We provide tailored activities that can contribute to your organisation’s commitment to social responsibility and team building. Group activities have a big impact on restoring the Merri Creek’s landscape, while also building the effectiveness of your team. Further details here.
Volunteer Litter Clean-ups
We can provide advice and equipment to people who want to do their own litter clean-ups along Merri Creek and Moonee Ponds Creek or their tributaries.
- There's a wealth of "how to" information for individuals and groups to safely remove litter from the Merri catchment on this Facebook page.
- A recorded Webinar on how to do a Covid-safe litter clean-ups.
- A brief article on how to use the SnapSendSolve app to report large amounts of litter, rubbish, or pollution etc.
- Friends of Merri Creek litter web page: https://www.friendsofmerricreek.org.au/index.cfm?display=1145319
Volunteering with our Catchment Team
We coordinate the Waterwatch program for the Merri and Moonee Ponds Creeks and the lower Yarra. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer Waterwatch monitor, you can join our Waterwatch training sessions and sign up for one of our monitoring groups. More information here.
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|15 Apr 2021;|
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Discovering the Frogs of Merri Edgars Wetland, Coburg
|17 Apr 2021;|
10:00AM - 03:00PM
Waterwatch workshop - Learn how to check waterway health - MCMC
|18 Apr 2021;|
10:00AM - 12:30PM
Woody Weed Whacking, Bababi Marning #2 in 2021 - Friends of Merri Creek
|18 Apr 2021;|
01:00PM - 03:30PM
Friends of Edgars Creek Streambank and escarpment revegetation
|28 Apr 2021;|
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Wednesday Volunteers - Friends of Merri Creek
|02 May 2021;|
08:45AM - 10:30AM
Merri Bird Survey #2 in 2021 - Friends of Merri Creek