Friends of Merri Creek

4
Jul
2016

National Landcare Awards – results

Jul 04 2016 Unfortunately, Friends of Merri Creek didn’t win the National Urban Landcare Award, but we received a Special Commendation, which was equivalent to coming second. Thanks to those who voted for us to win the People’s Choice Award, but this went to Youngtown Primary School in Tasmania. It was actually an amazing effort to come second in the

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4
Jul
2016

Vale Jack Svendsen

Jul 04 2016 Jack Svendsen, who was a long term volunteer in the FoMC office, died on Friday 19 October 2012, just a few days short of his 83rd birthday. Jack joined us at the time of our campaign against the F2 freeway and, besides being always cheerful, he was incredibly energetic, enthusiastic and dedicated. Since illness stopped him from

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4
Jul
2016

Entire Merri Creek walked

Jul 04 2016 From Good Friday to 4 April, FoMC member and artist Rebecca Mayo walked all the way from the source of Merri Creek to its confluence with the Yarra River. Find out all about her seven day walk on he blog: http://merricreekwalk.blogspot.com.au

4
Jul
2016

Successful grant for Happenstance Festival

Jul 04 2016 FoMC is the auspice organisation for a $5,000 Celebrating Place Grant from Moreland Council for this innovative series of art happenings that will occur along the Merri Creek trail in Fawkner on one afternoon in summer 2017. There will be interactive non-verbal performances that aim to increase appreciation of the natural environment and encourage audiences to look

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4
Jul
2016

Changes along Merri path

Jul 04 2016 New wetland in Moreland: We now have a wetland in Moreland near the Edgars Creek confluence with Merri Creek in Coburg. Major excavation works were completed by May and some ponds are already holding water. Plant stock has been secured and planting will begin once conditions are favourable. New footbridge south of Murray Rd: Construction is progressing

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