The Merri Creek runs for approximately 70 kms, beginning near Heathcote Junction, a small town on Melbourne's northern outskirts, and joining the Yarra River at Dight's fall, Collingwood.
Friends of Merri Creek is a community group that has actively worked since 1988 to restore and protect the Merri Creek, its environs and tributaries.
Group activities include:
- - Plantings, weedings and hands-on activities
- - Litter blitzes
- - Water Quality Testing
- - Bird surveys
- - Talks, Walks and Tours
- - Campaigns against major threats to the Creek
- - Community Education and Planning
The Merri Creek at Galada Tamboore (Wurundjeri language for "stream waterhole") in Campbellfield/Thomastown. (Photo by Chris Clarke.)