Congratulations to Friends of Merri Creek, for gaining a two year grant of $159,597 from Communities for Nature to engage the local community in weeding, planting and environmental education at Merri Park in Northcote.
Through this project, Friends of Merri Creek aims to restore the habitat and water filtering function of a stormwater wetland and the surrounding Merri Park parklands near Sumner Avenue Northcote. Affectionately nicknamed Sumner Loving, the project will celebrate and build on the community’s relationship with their local parklands.
A diverse range of events has been planned, including frog walks, wetland monitoring, litter collections, weeding workshops, and community plantings. The project launched with an Indigenous ceremony by Wurundjeri Elder, Bill Nicholson, plus historical walks, and a reptile display on Saturday 15 March.