Next event – Sunday 21 August 2022, 1-3.00pm
Planting: Escarpment shrub & grass land extension at the southern extension of the Caravan Park site.
Hosted by the FoEC, Planting funded by MW – LCLW program.
Meet behind the Big 4 caravan park – access from the end of Elizabeth St or Norfolk Court, North Coburg.
Wasps seen along the creek
Along the creek, please be aware that wasps are making their nests inside tree guards (at least, that’s where we have seen them this morning (Sunday 20 March)). We believe them to be paper wasps.
Paper wasps are indigenous to the area and are beneficial for the creek as they keep plant pests in check.
Please don’t attempt to disturb or harm them as they will inflict a nasty sting.
First FoEC event for 2022!
Sunday 20 March was the first FoEC event for 2022.
Thanks to everyone who helped out by removing tree guards, stakes, picking up rubbish and general clean up. These tree guards and stakes will be used for future plantings.
It was a fun morning! See you in April for our next event (details to be confirmed).
Moreland Council Environmental Sustainability Award 2020
We would like to acknowledge our Former 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 Former 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.