Friends of Merri Creek

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Merri Creek Events Calendar 2014

SEPTEMBER

Sunday 28    4th of 5 woody weed control Block B Bababi Marning
The fourth 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.

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.

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
Lower Merri room at CERES, Robert St East Brunswick,  7.30pm. Underneath the Merri Table & Bar – enter through the mosaic gate in Robert St. (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.



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