Uncle Apples and the MCMC crew burning at Bababi Djinanang

Wurundjeri Elders joined staff of Merri Creek Management Committee (MCMC) in an ecological burn of Bababi Djinanang (Jukes Rd) Native Grassland in Fawkner on 17 March 2011.  We were honoured to have Wurundjeri Elder, Uncle Apples, start the burn and Uncle Ringo to assist.

The Wurundjeri people are the Traditional Owners of the Merri and burning of Native Grassland is a traditional cultural practice.  

MCMC has been burning Native Grasslands for 20 years to help to sustain their biodiversity.  This is the first time that Traditional Owners have joined MCMC for a burn.  We are looking forward to Wurundjeri joining us for more burns and other activities.  Next up is Ngarri-djarrang Grassland in Reservoir, followed by Kalkallo Grassland in Kalkallo.