Merri Creek Management Committee

Macroinvertebrates (or water bugs) are crucial for healthy waterways as they are a key part of the food chain and can tell us about the health of the ecosystem.waterbug pic small MW

Join Merri Creek Management Committee at the Waterwatch Waterbug census training day to learn more about these amazing animals. You can also find out how to become involved at your local waterway. The training day will cover:

  • why we are interested in macroinvertebrates
  • how to sample for macroinvertebrates (including field safety)
  • identifying live macroinvertebrates (using the Agreed Level Taxonomy System)

When - Sunday 26 February 2017,

Time : 10.00am–3.00pm (lunch provided)

Where – Darebin Parklands meeting room,  end of Separation Street, Alphington 3078

Cost - FREE

RSVP – Bookings essential by calling MCMC 9380 8199 or registering here

(please include any dietary requirements)

For more Waterbug Census information visit:

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Merri Events Calendar

25 Feb 2017;
01:00PM - 06:00PM
Happenstance Festival

26 Feb 2017;
08:45AM - 10:30AM
1st Bird Survey for 2017 (Friends of Merri Creek) (continued)

26 Feb 2017;
10:00AM - 03:00PM
Waterbug census Training Day

04 Mar 2017;
01:00PM - 03:00PM
MECCARG Site Maintenance

05 Mar 2017;
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Merri Magical Gum Morning

05 Mar 2017;
12:00PM - 07:00PM
Sydney Road Street Party