The Friends of Merri Creek & The Wallan Environment Group
The Friends of Merri Creek and the Wallan Environment Group are independent voluntary community groups that play an important role in the Merri Creek Management Committee (MCMC). Together, these two Friends groups nominate a total of seven representatives to the MCMC Committee of Management, and have input to MCMC and its policies and are involved in works, activities and planning along the Merri Creek and its important tributaries including Wallan Creek, Edgars Creek and Malcolm Creek. .
The Friends of Merri Creek
The Friends of Merri Creek share the Merri Creek Management Committee goal to protect and restore the Merri Creek Parklands. Accordingly, members are offered the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of activities, including:
Revegetation and bushland management;
Waterway clean-up and litter control;
Campaigns on key issues, such as: native grasslands;
Publications and newsletters;
Walks, talks and tours;
Water quality testing.
Anyone can apply to become a Friend of Merri Creek and new members are welcome. Members receive a regular newsletter including information on current issues and forthcoming activities. Friends of Merri Creek member groups include the Friends of Edgars Creek, the Friends of Malcolm Creek, the Friends of Edwardes Lake and the Merri Edgars Creek Confluence Area Restoration Group (MECCARG).
Events for all these groups are listed on the events calendar on the left hand side of this page.
For more information, see the Friends of Merri Creek Website.
The Wallan Environment Group
The Wallan Environment Group work to restore the Wallan Creek, an upper tributary of the Merri Creek which flows through the town of Wallan, north of Melbourne. For more information click here
Other Friends Groups
There are a number of other Friends groups working in parts of the Merri Creek catchment, such as the Friends of Westgarthtown in Thomastown, which brings together those who care for Westgarthtown's German/Wendish heritage and its unique architectural and landscape assets.
- The Merriang & District Landcare Group like other Landcare groups has a focus on the questions of sustainability in agriculture, regeneration and protection of the natural environment. Is it a community based non-profit organisation depending on members for their skills, time and enthusiasm.