Friends of Merri Creek

Merri Creek Events Calendar 2014

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.

Wed. 19           Sumner Loving - An evening with frogs
Merri Park Wetland, Northcote, 6.30-8pm. Meet at the picnic tables next to the playground on Sumner Ave, (Melway 30 C9). Come along, have a cuppa, learn about our local frogs and listen to their mating calls. This is a Family Friendly Event. Please make sure you wear enclosed shoes and weather appropriate gear. Light refreshments are provided.
Bookings required: contact Jane on 9380 8199, or email: jane@mcmc.org.au Funded through the State Government’s Communities for Nature and supported by the City of Darebin.

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.

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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