Merri Creek Management Committee

grasses2Seeding the Future: Seed collection for Landcare and Friends a DVD by Judy Allen will show you how to collect and store seed. MCMC provided project management support for Judy.

Read more: www.iffa.org.au/node/333

The videos below were uploaded to Youtube in 2011.

Please contact MCMC on 9380 8199 if you would like to get a copy of the DVD.

Click here to see Appendix 7.3: Letter from Andrew McMahon, Ecology Australia.

Click here to see Appendix 7.4: MCMC Review of Birds Australia Report.

Click here to see Appendix 7.5: Joint letters to Ministers: Peter Garrett (Federal), Gavin Jennings and Justin Madden (Vic.).

Ten dead carp were found in Merri Creek below CERES Environmental Park in East Brunswick on 11/2/09 and MCMC reported the deaths to the Environment protection Authority (EPA).

Measurements by both MCMC and the EPA indicate very low levels of dissolved oxygen and this is the most likely cause of the deaths. Low oxygen results from the combination of low flows, high temperatures and excessive plant growth and plant decay. Although aquatic plants produce oxygen during the day while they are photosynthesising, they use up oxygen during the night.

Unfortunately the conditions which are generating low oxygen conditions look set to continue and we are likely to see more fish deaths not just in Merri Creek, but in many of our creeks and rivers.

If any further fish deaths are found they should be reported to the EPA on 9695 2777.

 

See a summary of the Urban Growth Boundary submission or download MCMC's full submission on the Urban Growth Boundary (4.5 MB), with maps, in pdf format. Alternatively, download the text only (without the maps). You can also download the 3 appendices separately.

 

MCMC was successful in gaining $81,236 from a Federal Govt Caring For Our Country Grant and also $20,000 from a Melbourne Water Community Grant to Friends of Merri Creek.

Merri Events Calendar

22 Jul 2018;
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Friends of Merri Park Hand Weeding

22 Jul 2018;
01:00PM - 03:00PM
Wildflower Walk & Weed - Friends of Merri Creek & Merri Murnong

29 Jul 2018;
10:00AM - 01:00PM
Yarra City Council National Tree Day Planting & BBQ

29 Jul 2018;
10:00AM - 12:30PM
Friends of Edgars Creek National Tree Day Planting

04 Aug 2018;
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Friends of Merri Park Litter Clean-up

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