Friends of Merri Creek

Merri Creek Events Calendar 2014

OCTOBER

Saturday 4     Merri & Edgars Creek Confluence Area Restoration Group Site Maintenance
Meet at Connolly Ave Coburg, south of Murray Rd bridge, 1-3pm. Melway 18 A11. Wear sturdy footwear and gloves. Phone Mel 0404 043 010.

Sunday 5       Litter Clean Up – North Coburg
Merlynston Creek North Coburg, 10am-12noon. Melway 17 J9. Phone Paul 9489 5062.

Sunday 5       Streamteam Water Quality Testing
Upstream of St Georges Rd bridge, enter from Miller St, Nth Fitzroy, 2-3.30pm. Melway 30 C10.  Phone: 9354 9885.

Sunday 12    Strettle Wetland Weeding
Friends’ site near Strettle Wetland Thornbury, 10am-1 pm. Melway 30 B3. Help look after the site managed by the Friends with the support of the Darebin Bush Crew. Light refreshments afterwards. Phone Suzi 0403 595 466.

Sunday 19     Friends of Edgars Creek Site Maintenance
Meet behind the Big 4 caravan park (at the end of Elizabeth St), North Coburg, 1-3pm. Melway 18 B-C7. Mulching, weeding and general site maintenance activities. Phone David on 0428 130 268.

Saturday 25   Habitat Gardening Workshop
MCMC Depot, 2 Lee St, East Brunswick, 1:30-4:30pm. Melway 30 B7. Learn how to create habitat in your garden or ‘nature’strip. Light refreshments will be provided. Funded by the Department of Environment and Primary Industries Communities for Nature Program. Registration essential with Ray or Monica phone 9380 8199 or email admin@mcmc.org.au

Sunday 26      Wild Discoveries Walk
Bababi Marning, Cooper St Campbellfield, near the Istrian Club, 10.30am – 12noon. Led by experienced members of MCMC’s Parkland Management Team. Light refreshments will be provided. Phone Ray or Monica at MCMC on 9380 8199 or 0421 683 926 on the day. Funded by Communities for Nature.

Sunday 26      Celebrating the Return of the Sacred Kingfisher - the 21st Birthday Party!
CERES, Corner Roberts Street and Stewart Street, Brunswick East, 4-6pm. Come and join the party to celebrate the Sacred Kingfisher and it's seasonal pilgrimage down from Queensland, as well as the cleaning up and revegetation of Merri Creek. Featuring:story-telling, giant puppet, dancing and community picnic (bring a rug and food) plus some surprises and old Kingfisher favourites.Event details: https://www.facebook.com/events/364106827099190/?fref=ts

NOVEMBER

Saturday 1     Merri & Edgars Creek Confluence Area Restoration Group Preparation for Murnong Gathering Meet at Connolly Ave Coburg, south of Murray Rd bridge, 1-3pm. Melway 18 A11. Wear sturdy footwear and gloves. Phone Mel 0404 043 010.

Sunday 2       Litter Clean Up – Reservoir
Edgars Creek below Edwardes Lake, Reservoir, 10am-12noon. Melway 18 D5. Phone Paul 9489 5062.

Sunday 2      Streamteam Water Quality Testing
Upstream of St Georges Rd bridge, enter from Miller St, Nth Fitzroy, 2-3.30pm. Melway 30 C10.  Phone: 9354 9885.

Saturday 8    Merri & Edgars Creek Confluence Area Restoration Group Murnong Gathering
Don’t miss this unique cultural event. Meet at the old quarry, near the footbridge on the Merri Creek trail between Murray Rd and Bell St Coburg, 1-3pm. Melway 18 A11. Wear sturdy footwear and gloves. Phone Mel 0404 043 010. Funded by the City of Moreland.

Sunday 9      4th Merri Creek Bird Survey for 2014
Bird surveys will be held from 8.45-10.30am at nine sites along Merri Creek as listed below. Beginners welcome, BYO binoculars if possible, but no dogs please, as they reduce the number and variety of birds to be seen. The contact for all Birdwatch events is Ann McGregor 0429 386 102.

Bababi Djinanang (Jukes Rd Grasslands): Meet on Merri Path at end of Jukes Rd, Fawkner (Melway 18 A2).

Egan Reserve - Normanby Ave: Meet at bluestone steps at end of The Grove, East Coburg (Melway 30 A3).

Coburg Lake Reserve: Meet near the car park, Lake Grove Coburg (17 H10).

Edwardes Lake: Meet at the playground adjacent to Griffiths St, Reservoir (Melway 18 E5).

CERES to Moreland Rd: Meet at seats on the path at rear of CERES, near Blyth St, East Brunswick (Melway 30 B7).

Merri Park and Phillips Reserve: Meet at end of Victoria St, East Brunswick, at BBQ shelter (Melway 30 B8).

Hall Reserve - Yarra Bend Park: Meet at the Rotunda, Hall Reserve, off The Esplanade, Clifton Hill (Melway 2D D1).

Galgi Ngaark (Craigieburn Grasslands): Meet at the O'Herns Rd gate off Hume Highway, Somerton (Melway 180 E6).

Galada Tamboore: Meet at the end of Hatty Court, Campbellfield (Melway 7 K6).

Tuesday 11    Friends of Merri Creek Annual General Meeting
Room 3, Van Raay Centre at CERES, Roberts St East Brunswick, 7.30pm. Enter through the mosaic gate in Roberts St, follow the path to the left and go downstairs. (Note new venue.) Help celebrate another successful year by joining us for refreshments at 7.00pm before the AGM at 7.30pm. Honorary Life Members, Ann and Bruce McGregor, will present 25 Years of FoMC, with interesting stories of the old days illustrated with great ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos.  Have your say in running the Friends group and party afterwards. Drinks and nibbles supplied. Phone Ray 0422 989 166. Members: Please note this in your diary now.

Saturday 15   Sumner Loving Weed Workshop Merri Park Wetland, Northcote
Sumner Ave near Traill St, 1.30-3.30pm. Melway 30 C8, follow the flags. Help rejuvenate Merri Park. Funded by Communities for Nature and supported by the City of Darebin. Phone Ray or Monica at MCMC 9380 8199.

Sunday 16      4th Bird Survey for 2014 at Bababi Marning
Meet near the Istrian Club, Cooper St Campbellfield, 8.45-10.30am. Melway 180 K10.

Sunday 16      Friends of Edgars Creek Site Maintenance
Meet at the Silurian Cliff site – access via Ronald St and head north past the bridge, 1-3pm Melway 18 A8. Maintenance at the Silurian Cliff site. Phone David on 0428 130 268.

Late Nov. to Dec.  Golden Sun Moth Survey
Please register with Ray or Monica at MCMC on 9380 8199 or email: admin@mcmc.org.au by 21/11/14 and we will let you know ASAP as to which day will be most suitable. Funded by Communities for Nature.

Sunday 23      Last of 5 woody weed control Block B Bababi Marning
The last of 5 days to rid block B of Broom, Gorse and Briar Rose bushes. Light refreshments provided. Bababi Marning (Cooper St Grasslands). Meet at gate opposite 111 Metrolink Circuit (Road Runner factory), in between Transit Drive and Connection Drive Campbellfield, 10am-12.30pm. Melway 180 K12 - park on the factory side and check the No Parking signs. Phone Ray 0422 989 166.
Sunday 30      Historic Merri Creek Cycle
Meet at Creek Pde Northcote 1.30pm. Melway 30 F12. Ride to Coburg Lake or on to Jukes Rd Fawkner and return the same way or by the Upfield rail bike path or by train. Phone Paul 9489 5062.

DECEMBER

Wed. 3              Help plan our 2015 planting activities
MCMC office, 2 Lee St East Brunswick, 6.30pm. All FoMC members are welcome to help planning for 2015. Phone Ray 0422 989 166.

Saturday 6      Merri & Edgars Creek Confluence Area Restoration Group End of Year Celebration
Meet at Connolly Ave Coburg, south of Murray Rd bridge, 1-3pm. Melway 18 A11. Wear sturdy footwear and gloves. Phone Mel 0404 043 010.

Sunday 7         Litter Clean Up - Northcote
Walker St East, Northcote, 10am-12noon. Melway 30 F12. Phone Paul 9489 5062.

Sunday 7        Triple Treat Tour- Ride, Ramble & Row
Meet at CERES, Stewart & Roberts Streets, 1.30pm (Melway 30 B7) or at Fairfield Boathouse, 2.30pm (Melway 30 J12). Phone Paul 9489 5062.

Sunday 7        Streamteam Water Quality Testing
Upstream of St Georges Rd bridge, enter from Miller St, Nth Fitzroy, 2-3.30pm. Melway 30 C10. Phone: 9354 9885.

JANUARY 2015

Early Jan.        Kangaroo Grass Seed Harvest
Please register with Ray or Monica at MCMC on 9380 8199 or email: admin@mcmc.org.au by 19/12/14 and we will let you know the site and which weekday will be most suitable. Funded by Communities for Nature. (Please note that this activity may involve rigorous exercise in high temperatures and may not be suitable for people with a medical condition.)

Sunday 4        Streamteam Water Quality Testing
Upstream of St Georges Rd bridge, enter from Miller St, Nth Fitzroy, 2-3.30pm. Melway 30 C10. Phone: 9354 9885.

FEBRUARY 2015

Sunday 1        Litter Clean Up - Coburg
Bell St Coburg, 10am-12noon. Melway 30 A1. Phone Paul 9489 5062.

Sunday 1       Streamteam Water Quality Testing
Upstream of St Georges Rd bridge, enter from Miller St, Nth Fitzroy, 2-3.30pm. Melway 30 C10. Phone: 9354 9885.

Saturday 7     Merri & Edgars Creek Confluence Area Restoration Group Site Maintenance
Meet at the Merri path south of Murray Rd bridge Coburg, 1-3pm.  Wear sturdy footwear and gloves. Phone Mel 0404 043 010.

Sunday 15     First Merri Creek Bird Survey for 2015
Bird surveys will be held from 8.45-10.30am at nine sites along Merri Creek as listed below. Beginners welcome, BYO binoculars if possible, but no dogs please, as they reduce the number and variety of birds to be seen. The contact for all Birdwatch events is Ann McGregor 0429 386 102.

Bababi Djinanang (Jukes Rd Grasslands): Meet on Merri Path at end of Jukes Rd, Fawkner (Melway 18 A2).

Egan Reserve - Normanby Ave: Meet at bluestone steps at end of The Grove, East Coburg (Melway 30 A3).

Coburg Lake Reserve: Meet near the car park, Lake Grove Coburg (17 H10).

Edwardes Lake: Meet at the playground adjacent to Griffiths St, Reservoir (Melway 18 E5).

CERES to Moreland Rd: Meet at seats on the path at rear of CERES, near Blyth St, East Brunswick (Melway 30 B7).

Merri Park and Phillips Reserve: Meet at end of Victoria St, East Brunswick, at BBQ shelter (Melway 30 B8).

Hall Reserve - Yarra Bend Park: Meet at the Rotunda, Hall Reserve, off The Esplanade, Clifton Hill (Melway 2D D1).

Galgi Ngaark (Craigieburn Grasslands): Meet at the O'Herns Rd gate off Hume Highway, Somerton (Melway 180 E6).

Galada Tamboore: Meet at the end of Hatty Court, Campbellfield (Melway 7 K6).

Sunday 22     First Bird Survey for 2015 at Bababi Marning
Meet near the Istrian Club, Cooper St Campbellfield, 8.45-10.30am. Melway 180 K10.



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