Friends of Merri Creek

Merri Creek Events Calendar 2014

NOVEMBER

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 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.

Thurs. 4           Golden Sun Moth Habitat Survey
Cooper St Grassland, Campbellfield, between 9.30am - 3pm. Help conduct two types of vegetation surveys- a quadrat survey and many small vegetation density surveys.If the weather is suitable, this will, of course, be turned into a Golden Sun Moth survey. Registration is required so we can notify of cancellation due to unsuitable weather - call 9380 8199 or email: admin@mcmc.org.au Light refreshments provided. Funded by the State Government’s Communities for Nature & supported by the Victorian National Parks Association NatureWatch Program.

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.

Tuesday 9      Frogs of Laurimar
Meet at Hazel Glen Room, Laurimar Community Activity Centre,Cnr Hazel Glen & Brookwood Ave, Doreen, 7–8.30pm. Melway 391 G4. Join Waterwatch for a night of frog discovery. Learn to recognise different calls and help collect important data for the frog census. There will be a presentation and a walk around the wetland. Families are most welcome. Bookings essential to Jane by 1st December on 9380 8199 or jane@mcmc.org.au Funded by the City of Whittlesea.

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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