Edgars and Merri Creek Confluence
Back in 2007, FoEC planted our first Red Gums Eucalyptus camaldulensis at the confluence of Edgars and Merri Creek as part of our Tree Custodian Program. That program sought to foster a sense of custodianship among local residents with an affinity with the Creek reserve. Since then, we have worked progressively with Moreland Council to establish Creekline Tussock Grassland (EVC 654) and Stream-bank Shrubland (EVC 851) around the confluence. In recent years, Council has hosted a confluence planting at the site, bringing together a number of local friends groups, including the Friends of Merri Creek, MECCARG and FoEC, to celebrate together the work we all do protecting and restoring indigenous habitat in the Merri Creek catchment. This area also now includes a constructed wetland which is already attracting an increasing number and diversity of water birds.