Merri Creek Management Committee

Tarnuk means water bowl. These bowls were made out of gnarled growths on the River Red Gums of the Moonee Ponds Creek by the local Gunung Willam Balluk tribe.

The renaming of the Wright Street Retarding Basin to The Tarnuk was to acknowledge the Woiwurung Clan's story of the 'The Great Flood', which is the story about the creation of Port Phillip Bay.

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Merri Events Calendar

28 May 2017;
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Merri Park Hand Weeding - CANCELLED

28 May 2017;
10:00AM - 12:30PM
Direct Seeding & Weeding - Coburg

03 Jun 2017;
01:00PM - 03:00PM
MECCARG Mabo Day Planting

04 Jun 2017;
10:00AM - 12:30PM
World Environment Day Planting & Litter Clean-up

04 Jun 2017;
02:00PM - 03:30PM
Streamteam Water Quality Testing - CANCELLED

11 Jun 2017;
10:00AM - 12:30PM
3rd of 6 Woody Weed Whacking at Bababi Marning (Friends of Merri Creek)