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Powerful owl webinar

Tune in and learn about the powerful owl in and around Yarra.  

Urban Ecologist and PhD Candidate, Nick Bradsworth (Deakin University), and Senior Biodiversity Officer, Craig Lupton (City of Yarra) shared their experience of the secret lives of Powerful Owls (Ninox strenua) in Melbourne. They explored our human power to affect the long-term home for Powerful Owls, even in our own backyards, where every bit of indigenous habitat matters.

More to explore:
Powerful owl project – to involve the community in identifying, monitoring and contributing to advocacy activities.
Hunt, rest and play – deakin University project.
Powerful owl – SWIFFT

Image: David Lochlin, Powerful Owl nesting in a hollow. This image is in copyright. Creative Commons Licence 2.0


Coronavirus and Merri Creek activities

Outdoor events and Coronavirus.      UPDATE 27 September

We are postponing all of our community events due to the coronavirus outbreak and in support of containment measures – here are some ways to still connect with Merri Creek:

  • Check out a compilation of our Weekly Weeds series, to help you identify weeds to pullout while walking on the shared path.
  • Have a look at this collection of digital resources organised by Merri Creek Management Committee – webinars, quizes, jigsaws and more.
  • We’ve put bird posters up along the path, on our regular Merri Creek birds.

Please still visit Merri Creek, ride safely and enjoy!

Stay well everyone.

Current restrictions

Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak

Reduce your risk of coronavirus

Department of Health and Human Services updates


Media release: Wednesday volunteers a growing group.

Click through for the latest FoMC media release.


Ninth Murnong Gathering

The Merri and Edgars Creek Confluence Area Restoration Group’s Murnong Gathering on 11 November 2017 was bigger than the event in 2016, which we thought was pretty big then! With easily 200 people attending, perhaps they’re building up to an even bigger tenth event in 2018. Once again the day included, a warm Wurundjeri Welcome to Country from Aunty Di Kerr, fabulous dancing from the Djirri Djirri dancers (joined once again by many in the audience – as in the photo), fun weaving, and of course the harvest and cook-up of the endangered Murnong, along with other bush tucker. However, this time there was even a mobile compost toilet on site! Thanks to Moreland Council for funding and to MCMC for providing marquees, equipment and assistance for the BBQ.