At ACF CERES' 1 November members meeting, the Merri Creek Management Committee (MCMC) was invited to speak, and this recorded webinar is the result.

ACF Community CERESACF is Australia's national environment organisation, with more than 700,000 people who speak out for the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the places and wildlife we love. We are proudly independent, non-partisan and funded by donations from our community.

ACF Community CERES (ACF-C- CERES ) is a Community group connected to the ACF national network and works with likeminded organisations in the local community consisting of the Cities of Moonee Valley and Moreland, as well as the north of inner Melbourne and some of the western suburbs.

There are currently 200+ supporters with about 100 active members. ACF-C- CERES structure involves a central coordination group which sets the agenda for the monthly Community meetings, sends out the monthly newsletter, etc.

The Merri and Moonee Ponds Creeks are part of Melbourne’s much loved nearby nature. Many of the residents that live in these catchments are finding themselves spending more time along these urban waterways in 2020 than ever before, leading to an increased awareness of the unhealthy state they are both in. But there are good news stories too and exciting plans for the future. Merri Creek Management Committee’s Waterwatch Coordinator Julia Cirillo discussed the current water quality, pollution and it’s major inputs, what stakeholders and the community are doing to reduce pollution levels and how you can be involved in important waterway ecology and citizen science work, even during restrictions.

Julia's time for this presentation was funded by the City of Moreland.