Merri Creek Management Committee (MCMC) has won grants totalling almost $40,000 from Melbourne Water’s Corridors of Green program for weed control in Craigieburn.
A $19,993 grant will restore weedy patches in the parklands around Aitken Creek, a tributary of Merri Creek. The project is a partnership between MCMC and Hume City Council that aims to enhance the magnificent redgums and endangered vegetation in the Aitken Creek parklands. During 2012 and 2013 the project will fund weed control and planting works amongst a stretch of quality indigenous vegetation. This will further encourage Natural regeneration of native plants adjoining Aitken Creek.
A $19,909 grant will consolidate and enhance large scale woody weed control on the Merri Creek across the Merri creek from Rushwood Drive, Craigieburn. The project aims to create a flora and fauna habitat node to link Rushwood Drive Reserve with Galgi Ngarrk (Craigieburn Grasslands), directly opposite.