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.
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
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’.