Merri Creek Management Committee

FoMerri Park Planting 30 7 17webSunday 19 August, 10.00am -12.00noon
Help the Friends of Merri Park to look after this wonderful site. Organised by Friends of Merri Park, funded by Darebin City Council and supported by Merri Creek Management Committee. Contact: Irena 0415 722 653.
Merri Park Northcote, Sumner Ave near Winifred St, Melway 30C8 - see map.

Galada Tamboore Chris Clarke smallFriday 7 September, 11am-2pm
Come along on this exciting walk and talk amongst the grasslands along Merri Creek at the spectacular Galada Tamboore, a natural bushland that is home to local threatened species including birds, frogs, reptiles, and rare plants. Discover and learn from experienced ecologists about these fascinating species that are part of our bushland backyard. This event is free and suitable for adults and older children.
Please bring appropriate clothing for the weather and comfortable walking shoes, plus binoculars if you have them. Lunch will be provided at 1:15pm (please notify us of any dietary requirements). Registration essential - under Read more.
This event is proudly supported by the City of Whittlesea.
Whittlesea Public Gardens, end of Barry Road Thomastown (Melway 8 C4 - see map)

WED Planting 2018A new group of volunteers will now be working on the last Wednesday morning of each month to help care for Merri Creek. You too can be part of it . No skills required, just a willingness to work!
The group will work with skilled Merri Creek Management Committee staff to undertake a range of tasks.
Depending on the time of year, activities could include:

  • planting;
  • handweeding;
  • jute mat installation;
  • erosion control coir log installation;
  • search and destroy missions for South African Weed Orchid;
  • weed mapping and vegetation assessment;
  • woody weed removal.

If you'd like to be part of this new  group, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and put 'Wednesday Group' in the subject line.

Nature Gum PLay smallFriday 7 September, 9:30-10:30am
Open your child to the wonder and learning local nature provides, with a free program in a nature setting for two to five year-olds (carer or parent must attend). To highlight the importance of National Threatened Species Day, children will be introduced to some of our threatened animals (furry, scaly and slimy!) as well as having nature items to feel, explore and make crafty creatures with. There will be opportunities for children to make their own nature discoveries in a safe, urban bushland setting close to facilities. Registration essential - under Read more.
This event is proudly supported by the City of Whittlesea.
Whittlesea Public Gardens, end of Barry Road Thomastown (Melway 8 C4 - see map) - meet near the car park.

MCMC Annual Report 2017 smallCheck out Merri Creek Management Committee's 2017 achievements by reading our latest Annual Report. In summary we:

  • organised 29 community events ranging from plantings, sowing seeds, weed management, ecological surveys, and walks and talks;
  • reached 5,600 people in hands-on and education activities;
  • publicised 108 community events (our own and other groups');
  • commented on 25 planning permit applications;
  • supported 'Friends of' groups and hosted numerous volunteers;
  • achieved an 88% success rate for grant applications;
  • our financial bottom line was positive!

Merri Events Calendar

18 Aug 2018;
10:30AM - 12:30PM
Friends of Coburg Lake and surrounds, planting near De Chene Pde, North Coburg

19 Aug 2018;
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Friends of Merri Park Planting

19 Aug 2018;
01:00PM - 03:00PM
Friends of Edgars Creek Planting

29 Aug 2018;
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Wednesday Volunteering

01 Sep 2018;
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Friends of Merri Park Hand Weeding

01 Sep 2018;
01:00PM - 03:00PM
Merri Murnong Adopt a wildflower