Happy New Year!

New Year greetings and thanks so much to all our Friends. 
We couldn’t do without your support and committment to Merri Creek.

A full calendar of activities is planned for 2019 – so we hope to see you along the Creek sometime!

A busy year was 2018….

128 helpers in site maintenace – handweeding at Strettle Wetland, Thornbury and the Merri Murnong patch, Coburg; African weed orchid removal at Ngarri-djarrang, Fawkner; Woody Weed Whacking at Bababi -Marning, Campellfield; Secret Seven Seed Collection with VINC and the contributions of the Wednesday Volunteers across the catchment.

67 helpers planted 2325 plants at Aitken Creek, Craigieburn; Merri Park, Northcote; Lynch Road, Fawkner and Strettle Wetland.

63 litter-picker-uppers – Ngarri-djarrang; Rushall Station North Fitzroy; Coburg Lake; Roseneath St, Clifton Hill; Edwardes Lake, Reservoir; Keady St, North Coburg; Arthurton Rd, Northcote; Harding St, Coburg; Merlynston Creek confluence; Edgars Creek, Coburg; Aitken Creek Craigieburn; Bell St, Coburg and Edgars Creek.

102 StreamTeamers tested water quality at St Georges Road, North Fitzroy and Edgars Creek, Reservoir.

36 Bird Surveys at 7 sites along the catchment.

6 successful grant applications – stay tuned for opportunities to be involved in these activities.

4 tours – expeditions to spots along the catchment.

5 campaigns – Community action and MCMC advocacy helped here. Moreland Council is buying land at 2 Spry St, North Coburg, 106 McBryde St, Fawkner and there is an offer in for land in Leonard St, Fawkner. However, we failed to prevent a business buying Melbourne Water land which had been illegally built upon at Trawalla Ave, Thomastown.

For more detail on all the above – read the Merri Growler here.