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Merri Paddle!

From our Friends from Merri Creek Management Committee and Friends of Merri Creek, introducing the Merri Paddle!

A group with the mission statement: To lay the foundations for the eventual return of the platypus to Merri Creek, by working with existing organisations to promote restoration of the creek, with a focus on reversing the damage of Urban Stream Syndrome.

If you would like to learn more about this group and the platypus in the Merri Creek, please join our webinar by Dr Teresa Mackintosh on 30th September at 7:00 PM.

Here is the webinar registration link.


Calendar of events for 2021

Download the calendar of events for 2021 here.

Dates at a glance:

CANCELLED DUE TO COVIDSunday 19 September 2021, 1-3.00pm (To Be Confirmed)
Planting: Stream bank shrub and grassland extension north end of the Caravan Park site. (followed by our traditional “Christmas Party”)

To be advised if event is going ahead (due to COVID lockdown restrictions)Sunday 17 October 2021, 10.00am-12.00noon
Maintenance: Location to be advised – general site maintenance activities

To be advised if event is going ahead (due to COVID lockdown restrictions)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.


AWARD WINNER!

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.