Calendar of events for 2021
Download the calendar of events for 2021 here.
Dates at a glance:
Sunday 16 May 2021, 1-3.00pm
Planting: Shrub and grassland extension between Livingstone Street and the Silurian Cliff.
Saturday 5 June 2021, 10-12noon
World Environment Day Planting with MCC: Revegetation at the new Ronald Street cycle/pedestrian bridge. (followed by BBQ provided by Moreland City Council [MCC]).
Sunday 20 June 2021, 1-3.00pm
Planting: Shrub and grassland extension on the Livingstone Street easement escarpment.
Sunday 18 July 2021, 1-3.00pm
Planting: Escarpment shrub & grass in-fill at the southern extension of the Caravan Park site.
Sunday 1 August 2021, 1-3.00pm
National Tree Day Planting: Shrub and grassland extension Silurian Cliff escarpment
Sunday 15 August 2021, 1-3.00pm
Maintenance: Location to be advised – general site maintenance activities (and a little bit of planting too).
Sunday 19 September 2021, 1-3.00pm
Planting: Stream bank shrub and grassland extension north end of the Caravan Park site.(followed by our traditional “Christmas Party”)
Sunday 17 October 2021, 10.00am-12.00noon
Maintenance: Location to be advised – general site maintenance activities
Sunday 21 November 2021, 10.00am-12.00noon
Maintenance: Location to be advised – general site maintenance activities.
Snakes seen down by the creek
Be careful this summer as snakes have been seen down by the creek and on walking paths. This large snake was spotted late summer 2021.
Moreland Council Environmental Sustainability Award 2020
We would like to acknowledge our Treasurer, Stephen Northey as joint winner of the Moreland Council Environmental Sustainability Award.
The ceremony was conducted online where Stephen was announced as a joint winner with Ann and Bruce McGregor from FoMC.
Stephen says, “While this was an individual award, it is also recognition for all the ‘freaks for Edgars Creek’, our community, and the Friends of Edgars Creek (FoEC) Committee. Congrats and thanks to all. Go FoEC!!”
Well done Stephen! Watch the ceremony here:
An interview with FoEC and Monash University about Merri and Edgars Creek Wetlands.
In this interview (July 2020) with Dr Ruth Lane (Human Geography, School of Social Sciences, Monash University) our Treasurer, Stephen Northey explains the history of the Merri and Edgars Creek (including Indigenous history), how it came to be a public reserve managed by Moreland City Council, the role of the local community in its history, and the role of FoEC in ongoing management arrangements.