Merri Creek Management Committee

A Highly Commended Restoration Project - the example of Ngarri djarrang

Global Restoration Network Highly Commended Ecological Restoration ProjectThe catchment-scale restoration of Merri Creek has been selected in the 'Highly Commended - Projects with Potential for Biodiversity Research Partnerships' category in the Ecological Management and Restoration Journal’s search for the ‘Top 20’ ecological restoration projects in Australasia.

MCMC has prepared a report detailing MCMC’s Restoration of a Native Grassland community – The Ngarri djarrang (Central Creek) Grassland in Reservoir – as an example of the works we undertake.

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Uncover, Recover & Discover your Merri Creek.

The changing fortunes of Merri Creek come alive in a new series of displays that demonstrate how far we’ve come in restoring the creek. Images from Merri Creek Management Committee’s treasure trove of records contrast the different eras of the Merri corridor.

If you weren’t around twenty years ago you’ll be surprised at how much the landscape of the Merri has changed since the 1980’s. You can help play a role in its future.

The displays have also been produced as laminated flip-charts that can be seen at plantings and school visits.

The displays were produced by Merri Creek Management Committee for a Friends of Merri Creek project funded by a Federal Community Water Grant.

Merri Creek Robinson Reserve, Preston

Merri Creek Preston - once surrounded by majestic trees, diverse aquatic vegetation and a chorus of frog calls. It may have looked like this prior to European settlement.

Actual Photo Merri Creek at Cooper St, Epping.

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Craigieburn; Aitken Creek

Aitken Creek, Craigieburn - once surrounded by dense tussock grasslands and ancient red gums and was teeming with wildlife. It may have looked like this prior to European Settlement.

Actual photo: Malcolm Creek, Craigieburn.

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Clifton Hill; Hall Reserve Wetland

Wetlands were once common throughout the Merri Creek catchment and offered habitat for scores of fish, insects, birds, lizards and frogs. Some of them may have looked like this.

Actual photo: Hall Reserve wetland, Clifton Hill.

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Sections of Merri Creek before and after revegetation works

Clifton Hill

Path under Heidleberg Road bridge, Clifton Hill 1982
Path under Heidleberg Road bridge, Clifton Hill 1982
Path under Heidleberg Road bridge, Clifton Hill 1996
Path under Heidleberg Road bridge, Clifton Hill 1996
Yarra Bend parklands, Clifton Hill 1982
Yarra Bend parklands, Clifton Hill 1982
Yarra Bend parklands, Clifton Hill 1996
Yarra Bend parklands, Clifton Hill 1996

East Brunswick

Albion Street, East Brunswick 1982
Albion Street, East Brunswick 1982
Albion Street, East Brunswick 1999
Albion Street, East Brunswick 1999
Blyth Street, East Brunswick 1982
Blyth Street, East Brunswick 1982
Blyth Street, East Brunswick 2001
Blyth Street, East Brunswick 2001

North Fitzroy

St Georges Road bridge, Nth Fitzroy 1982
St Georges Road bridge, North Fitzroy 1982
St Georges Road bridge, Nth Fitzroy 1996
St Georges Road bridge, North Fitzroy 1996
Path to St Georges Road , Nth Fitzroy 1982
Path to St Georges Road , North Fitzroy 1982
Path to St Georges Road , Nth Fitzroy 1993
Path to St Georges Road , North Fitzroy 1993

Preston

Kendall Street footbridge, Preston 1982
Kendall Street footbridge, Preston 1982
Kendall Street footbridge, Preston 1996
Kendall Street footbridge, Preston 1996

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Merri Events Calendar

01 Jul 2017;
01:00PM - 03:00PM
MECCARG Planting indigenous species

02 Jul 2017;
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Litter Clean Up – Craigieburn (Friends of Merri Creek )

02 Jul 2017;
02:00PM - 03:30PM
Streamteam Water Quality Testing (Friends of Merri Creek)

05 Jul 2017;
06:30PM - 08:30PM
"Murnong Encounters" Talk

16 Jul 2017;
10:00AM - 12:30PM
"BBB Planting" & BBQ Reservoir

16 Jul 2017;
01:00PM - 03:00PM
Friends of Edgars Creek Planting