We recently completed the second year of our fabulous Habitat Heroes project on Merri Creek in Fawkner. Eight community events were held including a community planting with 78 attendees, regular bird surveys, a threatened species talk at the Fawkner Library, and field excursions with students from Pascoe Vale Girls Secondary College and Fawkner’s Darul Ulum Girls' School. All of this great work was supported by a grant the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust.
The project work also successfully controlled of weeds and assisted natural regeneration. We were delighted to work with the Wurundjeri Narrap team on ecological burns and to have Wurundjeri Elder, Uncle Dave Wandin, give an engaging presentation at the community planting - in the rain!
Now the final year of this project is being rolled out.
Habitat Heroes aims to reconnect habitat, to connect community to the restoration of Merri Creek biodiversity and to facilitate Indigenous land management. We are grateful to the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust for the project funding. (June 2016)