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Discovering the Frogs of Merri Edgars Wetland, Coburg

Thursday 15 April, 6:30-8pm. Register here.

Meet at carpark, Coburg Basketball stadium, Outlook Rd, Coburg North – see Google map.
Join Merri Creek Management Committee & Friends of Edgars Creek for a night of frog discovery. Learn to recognise different frog calls and help collect important data for the frog census, including using the Melbourne Water Frog Census app. There will be a presentation and a walk around the wetlands and Edgars Creek. Families are most welcome. Details here.

The event involves walking, at times in the rain, so please bring weather appropriate clothing for the event. (Frogs love rain so don’t be put off by a rainy evening, this event will still go ahead.)
This event is a Covid safe registered event. See details.

You may also be interested in Discovering Frogs of Darebin creek. Friday 9 April, 2021 @ 7.00 – 8.30pm. Meeting point: Leamington Street Scout Hall, Reservoir, Melways 18 E4. Please see details here.

This event is proudly funded by Melbourne Water.

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.

Annual General Meeting

Sunday 21st March

Join us for our AGM on Sunday 21st March at 10am – followed by maintenance activities.

Location – At the hill overlooking the city (escarpment area with grass). Turn right after kodak bridge and walk up the hill towards the electricity pylon.


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.