These plants combine;
The links below will open on plant profiles at the Indigenous Flora and Fauna Association website.
The Ecological Restoration Team manages and restores native vegetation along Merri Creek. Team members are native vegetation management practitioners who generally have qualifications in natural resource management or a related environmental field.
Key Tasks and the volunteering day
The focus of the teams' work is regeneration and restoration of indigenous vegetation, generally within public parklands. Works typically involve weed control (manual and chemical treatments) and planting (during autumn and winter), as well as other related activities such as litter removal, fencing, pruning and trail maintenance. On a day-to-day basis, the team usually works in groups of three to four staff, beginning the day at our works depot (2 Lee St Brunswick East). We start early and work all day in the field, usually quite strenuously.
The volunteer experience with the Ecological Restoration Team is most suited to students and graduates in a natural resource management related field. We also encourage those who would like to 'try out' their interest in this field of work, or those from other industries who would like to gain an insight into our work, or want to contribute to the Merri Creek's restoration. We try to be flexible to accommodate volunteers' needs; however flexibility and capacity to host volunteers may be limited at times because we have to meet our workplace commitments.
Below is an outline of the day-to-day operation of the team, what we provide and what volunteers need to bring along.
The State significant Ngarri-djarrang Grassland Reserve covers approximately nine hectares of remnant volcanic plain grassland to the east of Central Creek, a tributary of Merri Creek in the northern Melbourne suburb of Reservoir, Victoria, Australia. Threatened by weed invasion, adhoc biomass reduction and uncontrolled access, restorationof this site has been an ongoing commitment of the Merri Creek Management Committee (MCMC) since 1993.
The catchment-scale restoration of Merri Creek has been selected in the 'Highly Commended - Projects with Potential for Biodiversity Research Partnerships' category in the Ecological Management and Restoration Journal’s search for the ‘Top 20’ ecological restoration projects in Australasia.
MCMC has prepared a report detailing MCMC’s Restoration of a Native Grassland community – The Ngarri djarrang (Central Creek) Grassland in Reservoir – as an example of the works we undertake.
|24 Oct 2017;|
10:00AM - 11:30AM
Secret seven Seed Production area project stakeholders Mtg
|29 Oct 2017;|
10:00AM - 12:30PM
Woody Weed Whacking at Bababi Marning (Friends of Merri Creek)
|29 Oct 2017;|
10:00AM - 01:00PM
Waterwatch Waterbug community sampling*
|04 Nov 2017;|
01:00PM - 03:00PM
MECCARG Preparation for Murnong Gathering
|05 Nov 2017;|
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Litter Clean Up - Reservoir (Friends of Merri Creek)
|05 Nov 2017;|
02:00PM - 03:30PM
Streamteam Water Quality Testing (Friends of Merri Creek)