Donations to the 2014 & 2015 Appeals were spent on:
PLANTING UP THE GAP - CONTINUING NATIVE VEGETATION HABITAT ALONG MERRI CREEK
Over 30 people turned up on Mother’s Day in May 2015, despite an early deluge of rain, to help to plant out grasses at a long neglected section of the Merri Creek at Fawkner.
A community planting day at this site was held on Sunday 14 August 2016, to continue the work of creating new habitat.
To ensure the grasses survive over the critical first two years, Merri Creek Management Committee staff are regularly keeping weeds under control.
PRESERVING 25 YEARS OF MERRI HISTORY
During 2016 the fabulous exhibition: Merri Creek - from wasteland to parklands toured around the municipalities which have been part of that story. Donations helped make this exhibition a reality. Check out the exhibition banners here.
A FACELIFT FOR MERRI CREEK - BRUNSWICK EAST
One of the early sites of the Merri Creek’s recovery was a planting of Redgums near CERES in the 1980s. The site has been managed by Merri Creek Management Committee for over 20 years. CERES uses this site to introduce the history of Merri Creek’s restoration to thousands of children and visitors each year. A community planting day was held on 15 May 2016 to help improve this site and fill in some of the gaps.