Merri Creek Management Committee

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung People of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the land of the Merri Merri.

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You can now see the recording of the Webinar about 'Plirding' on 4 September - HERE.  Plirding is picking up litter while birding! Join Ann McGregor, Friends of Merri Creek Birdwatch Coordinator, Julia Cirillo, from Merri Creek Management Committee, and Freya McGregor, Coordinator of Birdability in the USA to learn the art of plirding, birds to look out for while birding, and how to pick up litter safely while contributing to the Victoria wide Litterwatch Citizen Science project. Suitable for all ages.

We would love to hear what you thought of our recorded webinar. Please fill out our feedback form.

Webinar organised by Merri Creek Management Committee and funded by City of Yarra.

 Friends of Merri Creek bird surveys info: https://www.friendsofmerricreek.org.au/merri-birdwatch . You can register via the web page for email reminders about the bird surveys, which are held four times a year.

Ray Brown's Talkin' Birds is a US radio show and podcast about birds, bird watching and conservation. Subscribe as a podcast and follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

Plirding is picking up litter while birding! Anyone can be a plirder and help make a difference for birds; find a way that suits your birding style from some ideas on our Ray Brown's plirding website, and let's go plirding! 

On the local scene: Facebook page for regular updates:
@MerriCreekLitterCleanUps
@Friends of Merri Creek

Merri Creek Litter resources, support and advice: https://www.mcmc.org.au/get-involved/volunteering-opportunities
https://www.friendsofmerricreek.org.au/index.cfm?display=1145319#safety

To be involved in the Citizen Science program, Birds in Backyards- Birdlife Australia https://www.birdsinbackyards.net/

LitterWatch Victoria for local litter information on amount and types of litter our local volunteers are picking up on rivers, creeks and coastline in Victoria (go to mapping for data, no need to subscribe) https://www.litterwatchvictoria.org.au/

MCMC can provide advice and equipment to people who want to do their own litter clean-ups along Merri Creek and Moonee Ponds Creek or their tributaries. For further information, email Julia Cirillo at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wurundjeri panel - featureSee a web version of these fabulous panels which celebrate the outstanding community achievement since 1975 in transforming Merri Creek from a weed-smothered drain to a much-loved waterway running through a bushland corridor: fronts of panels (17MB file); backs of panels (9MB file).

The two metre size panels were originally displayed at libraries and other public places throughout the Merri Creek catchment over 16 months until late 2016, in celebration of MCMC's 25th Anniversary. 

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