Merri Creek Management Committee

litter clean up communityWould you like to do something about the litter that gathers along the Edgars and Merri Creeks after rainfall? In 2018, twenty-nine volunteer cleanup events were held (that we know of) with 460 people contributing to this massive effort. In 2019 thirty three events were held with over 400 participants. In 2020 we are hoping for even more.

Friends of Merri Creek encourages community litter cleanups on creeks in the Merri catchment, but wants to make sure that this is done safely. See Friends of Merri Creek community litter collections page. The Friends also need your help to collect information on the type and amount of litter entering the creeks, with the aim of tracing it to its source and planning to prevent further litter from reaching the creeks. 

If you let us know about your clean-up event we can support it by: giving you access to clean-up kits and other resources; promoting your event; and providing public liability insurance. Just email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at Merri Creek Management Committee, 9380-8199. Julia is coordinating a three-year Rapid Response to Litter project for the Friends of Merri Creek. The Rapid Response to litter after high rainfall project is funded by a grant to the Friends of Merri Creek from the Victorian Government as part of the Port Phillip Bay Fund. The third and final year of the project is about to begin for 2020. 

Merri Events Calendar