A large part of the rural upper Merri catchment has been identified as an 'Investigation Area' for Melbourne's new Urban Growth Boundary (UGB). The State Government has announced that one of the developments in this area will be a $350 million interstate freight terminal for the Donnybrook/Beveridge area, an initiative of its "Freight Futures" strategy (external link).
MCMC contributed to a magnificent 16 piece mural featured at the 2008 Riversymposium in Brisbane.
The “River Tapestries” commemorates the tenth anniversary of the Thiess Riverprize (won by MCMC in 2002). The Merri Creek contribution (right) was painted by local artist, Jo Waite, to represent special features of the Merri landscape. The full tapestry can be seen at http://www.riverfoundation.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=103&Itemid=65=65www.riverfoundation.org.au
MCMC supported three work experience students and hosted four volunteers, most doing work placements.
Photo: NMIT students learn and contribute to regeneration works at Robinson Reserve, Preston. Project funded by SP AusNet through Landcare Australia.
During September and October 2008, MCMC formed a special Stream Health Team to work in partnership with Environment Protection Authority (EPA) officers from the Yarra River Investigation and Response Program. Together, almost 100 workplaces were visited in an industrial area in West Heidelberg. Stormwater runoff from this area into Darebin Creek is a known pollution ‘hotspot’.
|12 Nov 2019;|
06:30PM - 10:00PM
Friends of Merri Creek AGM & 30th Anniversary Celebration
|15 Nov 2019;|
10:00AM - 03:30PM
Waterwatch water quality workshop - Alphington (MCMC)
|17 Nov 2019;|
08:45AM - 09:15AM
Merri Bird Survey #4 in 2019 – Various locations - Friends of Merri Creek
|17 Nov 2019;|
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Friends of Edgars Creek Site Maintenance
|20 Nov 2019;|
07:30PM - 08:30PM
Evening Nest Box Monitoring - November
|24 Nov 2019;|
08:45AM - 10:30AM
Merri Bird Survey #4 in 2019 (continued) – 2 locations - Friends of Merri Creek