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.)
Exhibition: Merri Creek: from wasteland to parklands
Now showing at Darebin libraries during May
Don't miss this exhibition celebrating community achievements since 1975 in transforming the Creek from a weed-smothered drain to a much-loved waterway running through a bushland corridor. Also see the article in The Age about the exhibition when it opened in Brunswick in October 2015, and featuring the long involvement of Friends of Merri Creek Life Members, Ann and Bruce McGregor. You can see PDF's of all the exhibition panels here: fronts of panels (17MB file); backs of panels (9MB file).