What's happening in Melbourne's Northern creeks?
The Northern Nature Creek Connections project brings together communities caring for the environment of the Moonee Ponds, Merri and Darebin Creeks. There are education activities, community events and lots of on-ground works, planting and caring for indigenous vegetation. A number of organisations offer environmental education experiences in Melbourne's north. Click here for details.
A particular focus of Northern Nature Creek Connections is the special ecological communities associated with this eastern-most part of the Victorian Volcanic Plains bioregion (external weblink). Native Grasslands and Red Gum Grassy Woodlands are two of the widespread ecological communities found across the three catchments.
Click here to see the distribution of Ecological Vegetation Classes in the Merri catchment. Find out how Merri Creek Management Committee has improved the quality of native grassland vegetation at the Central Creek Grasslands in Reservoir by clicking here.
You can read the Australian Government's biodiversity assessment of the Victorian Volcanic Plain Bioregion here.
Who is involved with Melbourne's Northern Creeks?
Each of the creeks has a management or coordination committee:
- Merri Creek Management Committee, Moonee Ponds Creek Coordination Committee, and Darebin Creek Management Committee.
Key friends groups include:
In the Moonee Ponds Catchment: the Friends of Moonee Ponds Creek and various local group friends groups can be contacted through the Moonee Ponds Creek Coordination Committee
Development of Northern Nature Creek Connections was supported by the Natural Heritage Trust 2006-2008.