Friends of Merri Creek

6
Jan
2015

Protecting the Upper Merri

Jan 06 2015 Recently, FoMC has made three submissions to protect biodiversity from large scale development occurring in the upper Merri: to the Wallan Structure Plan; to the Craigieburn North Employment Area Precinct Structure Plan; and to the English Street Precinct Structure Plan and draft Amendment C183 to the Whittlesea Planning Scheme. Thank you to Yasmin Kelsall and Ann McGregor

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6
Jan
2015

Successful Grant Applications 2015

Jan 06 2015 We have kicked off 2015 by receiving the following grants, thanks to MCMC’s Conservation Program Manager, Katrina Roberg: $49,810.15 from Communities For Nature for the project: The Need for Seed, to enhance remnant vegetation along the Merri Creek and establish genetically selected plantings of three depleted plants to act as ‘seed orchards.’ $20,000 from Melbourne Water River

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21
Jul
2014

Celebrating FoMC’s 25th birthday

Jul 21 2014 In November this year it will be 25 years since the Friends of Merri Creek was formed. We want to hear your ideas about how to celebrate this anniversary: please email your suggestions to merricreek@bigpond.com before the end of August. The anniversary has actually already received some recognition on Saturday 17 May, when Parks Victoria presented FoMC

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21
Jul
2014

New Honorary Life Members

Jul 21 2014 Congratulations to our newest Honorary Life Members: Irene Baker for coordinating the Streamteam Group for over ten years; and Dean Lombard for his superb layouts of the Friends’ newsletter for over ten years.

21
Jul
2014

Another successful grant

Jul 21 2014 FoMC thanks the Moreland Community Grants Program for $5500 which allows our sub-group MECCARG to continue gathering Murnong at their unique Wurundjeri Cultural Renewal & Community Craft Day on 8 November. (Put this date in your diary now.)