Friends of Merri Creek

Merri Creek Events Calendar 2015

JULY

Saturday 4    Merri & Edgars Creek Confluence Area Restoration Group Planting
Meet at Connolly Ave Coburg, south of Murray Rd bridge, 1-3pm. Melway 18 A11. Wear sturdy footwear and gloves. Contact: Melissa 0417 255 873 or www.facebook.com/meccarg

Sunday 5       Litter Clean Up – North Coburg
Keady St, 10am-12noon. Melway 17 J8. 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    3rd of 5 days of Woody Weed Whacking at at Bababi Marning
Help to rid these native grasslands of Broom, Gorse and Briar Rose bushes. Light refreshments provided. Meet at gate opposite 111 Metrolink Circuit Campbellfield, 10am-12.30pm. Melway 180 K12. Phone Ray 0422 989 166.

Saturday 18  Sumner Loving Planting & BBQ
Merri Park Wetland, Northcote, Sumner Ave near Traill St, 1.30-3.30pm. Melway 30 C8, follow the flags. Help restore this fantastic almost natural wetland area in the heart of the suburbs. Funded by Communities for Nature. Phone Ray or Monica at MCMC 9380 8199.

Sunday 19    Friends of Edgars Creek Planting
Sheoak Woodlands escarpment planting. Access from Ronald St or Livingstone St, North Coburg - and follow the signs to the site, 1-3pm. Funded by Melbourne Water Grant. Phone David on 0428 130 268.

Sunday 26    Yarra City Council National Tree Day Planting & BBQ
Kevin Bartlett Reserve, Burnley 10am-12.30pm. Melway 59 B1. Funded by Yarra City Council. Phone Ray or Monica at MCMC 9380 8199. Visit www.treeday.planetark.org/site/10007019

Sunday 26    Darebin City Council National Tree Day Planting
Edwardes Lake Park, off Griffiths St Reservoir, 10am-12.30pm. Melway 18 E5. Light Refreshments provided.
Sunday 26 Yarra City Council National Tree Day Planting & BBQ Kevin Bartlett Reserve, Burnley 10am-12.30pm. Melway 59 B1. Funded by Yarra City Council. Phone Ray or Monica at MCMC 9380 8199.

AUGUST

Saturday 1    Merri & Edgars Creek Confluence Area Restoration Group Planting
Meet at Connolly Ave Coburg, south of Murray Rd bridge, 1-3pm. Melway 18 A11. Wear sturdy footwear and gloves. Contact: Melissa 0417 255 873 or www.facebook.com/meccarg

Sunday 2      Planting & Litter Clean Up at Strettle Wetland
Friends of Merri Creek 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. Contact Martin 0403 942 965.

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.

Sunday 9      Planting & BBQ at WH Robinson Reserve
Follow the flags from Halwyn Crescent Preston, 10am-12:30pm. Melway Map 30 B2. Planting will further efforts of community, council and MCMC to protect and restore native vegetation since the 1990s. Dogs (on leads!) welcome. Funded by Melbourne Water and Darebin City Council. Phone Ray or Monica at MCMC 9380 8199.

Sunday 9      Friends of Coburg Lake & Surrounds Planting
Carr St Bridge on Merri Creek Coburg, 10am-12noon. Contact Emma Hopkins 9355 7982, emma_hopkins@optusnet.com.au. Supported and sponsored by Moreland Council

Sunday 16    Koonda-Lat is where it’s at Planting & BBQ
Limited parking available at Holden Street, Fitzroy North and South Park Street, Northcote (follow flags to event) meet at Koonda Lat Bridge 10am – 12:30pm. Melway Map 30 D11. Help bring the bush back to the Merri Creek in Northcote. Funded by Melbourne Water and Darebin City Council.

Sunday 16    Friends of Edgars Creek Gooseneck Meander Planting
Meet at the Gooseneck Meander, access via Ronald St North Coburg, 1-3pm. Melway 18 A9. Help revegetate the west bank escarpment area. Funded by Satterley. Phone David 0428 130 268.

Sunday 23    Planting, Walks & BBQ – Fawkner
Habitat Heroes & Need for Seed Planting. Come to the eastern end of Jukes Rd in Fawkner and follow the flags, 10-12:30. Melway 18 A2. Featuring: Wurundjeri Elder Caring for Country presentation, planting, guided bird watch, self-guided walks to learn about 10 top plants for providing habitat followed by a BBQ. Funded by the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust and Communities for Nature.

SEPTEMBER

Saturday 5    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 Melissa 0417 255 873.

Sunday 6      3rd 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 Ngarrk (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 6      Litter Clean Up – Craigieburn
Rushwood Drive Craigieburn, 10am-12noon. Melway 180 E1. Phone Paul 9489 5062.

Sunday 6      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 13    3rd Bird Survey for 2015 at Bababi Marning
Meet near the Istrian Club, Cooper St Campbellfield, 8.45-10.30am. Melway 180 K10.

Sunday 13    4th of 5 Woody Weed Whacking Block B Bababi Marning
Help to rid these native grasslands of woody weeds. Light refreshments provided. Meet at gate opposite 111 Metrolink Circuit Campbellfield, 10am-12.30pm. Melway 180 J12. Phone Ray 0422 989 166.

Wed. 16        The beautiful world of moths with Peter Marriott
CERES EcoHouse, 8 Lee St East Brunswick, 7.30pm. Come along and learn about the fascinating world of moths and get a close look at some of them. Peter Marriott heads up a team searching the state for moths and there are at least a thousand species around Melbourne. Please book with Ray: merricreek@bigpond.com or 0422 989 166.

Sunday 20     Friends of Edgars Creek Planting & “Christmas Party”
Meet at the Gooseneck Meander near Kodak bridge, access via Ronald St North Coburg, 1-3pm. Melway 18 A9. Shrub and grassland revegetation on the Kodak bridge batter. Funded by Satterley, Christmas celebrations funded by FoEC. Phone David 0428 130 268.

OCTOBER

Saturday 3    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 Melissa 0417 255 873.

Sunday 4       Litter Clean Up – Reservoir
Edgars Creek Wetlands, near Leamington St Reservoir, 10am-12noon. Melway 18 E4. Phone Paul 9489 5062.

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.

Tuesday 6     Launch of Exhibition: Merri Creek – Celebrating and caring for our natural heritage
Brunswick Library, Dawson St Brunswick, 10.30am. This exhibition documents the history of community action to transform Merri Creek. It will be on display in Brunswick for October, then move to Coburg Library in November. After that it will move around the Merri catchment at venues to be announced.

Saturday 10  Sumner Loving Weed Workshop
Merri Park Wetland, Northcote, Sumner Ave near Traill St, 1.30-3.30pm. Melway 30 C8, follow the flags. Help restore this fantastic almost natural wetland area in the heart of the suburbs, while you learn about local weeds. Funded by Communities for Nature and supported by the City of Darebin.

Thursday 15  Presentation: Merri Creek – Celebrating and caring for our natural heritage
Brunswick Library, Dawson St Brunswick, 7:45pm. Friends of Merri Creek Life members, Ann and Bruce McGregor, will give a presentation in conjunction with the exhibition that opens on 6 October.

Sunday 18  Weeding at Strettle Wetland
Friends of Merri Creek 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 18    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 0428 130 268.

Sunday 25    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. Funded by Communities for Nature.

NOVEMBER

Sunday 1      Litter Clean Up- North Coburg
Merlynston Creek confluence North Coburg, 10am-12noon. Melway 17 H9. 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    Sumner Loving Weed Workshop
Merri Park Wetland, Northcote, Sumner Ave near Traill St, 1.30-3.30pm. Melway 30 C8, follow the flags. Help restore this fantastic almost natural wetland area in the heart of the suburbs, while you learn about local weeds. Funded by Communities for Nature and supported by the City of Darebin.

Saturday 7    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 Melissa 0417 255 873.

Sunday 8     4th 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 Ngarrk (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).






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