Merri Creek Management Committee

In urban environments stormwater is the main cause of pollution in our creeks. After a rain event all the water is washed down the stormwater drains on the edge of the road.  The drain then lead directly to the local creek. But the water carries with it any pollution that it picks up on the way, including litter, car oil, dog poo and much more.

Storming for Cleaner Water

Storming for Cleaner Water is a combined project between Merri Creek Management Committee and Waterwatch with funding from Whittlesea City Council in partnership Darebin Creek Management Committee. It is an environmental education program looking at stormwater and its effects on our local creeks including Merri Creek, Darebin Creek and EdgarsCreek.

Schools involved in this program will receive:

  1. A stormwater presentation with displays.
  2. A turn at Playing Drains and Fish Ladders (a special giant environmental boardgame).
  3. Waterwatch activities - looking at waterbugs and measuring stream health.

Catchment model used in this programStudents from Prep to Year 12 at schools in the City of Whittlesea are being offered these activities. To be involved in this stormwater education program contact Angela Foley at MCMC on 9380 8199 or emailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you live outside the City of Whittlesea but wish to offer your students this type of program, we would be happy to discuss this with you and to offer sessions on a fee-for-service basis.

View our Storming for Cleaner Water brochure


Students add pollutants to the water to see how the creek is effected

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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