Friends of Merri Creek

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Merri Creek Events Calendar 2014

JULY

Sunday 27    Yarra City Council National Tree Day Planting & BBQ
Hardy Gallagher Reserve, cnr Lang & Garton Streets Carlton, 10am-12.30pm. Melway 29 H 11. Funded by Yarra City Council. Phone Ray or Monica at MCMC 9380 8199.

AUGUST

Saturday 2    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. Phone Mel 0404 043 010.

Sunday 3      Planting & Litter Clean Up at Strettle Wetland
Strettle Wetland Thornbury, 10am-12.30pm. Melway 30 B3. Help look after the site managed by Friends of Merri Creek, supported by Darebin Bush Crew. Light refreshments afterwards. Contact Martin 0403 942 965.

Sunday 3      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 10    3rd of 5 woody weed control at Block B Bababi Marning
The third of five days to rid block B of Broom, Gorse and Briar Rose bushes. Light refreshments provided. 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.

Saturday 16  Sumner Loving Weed Workshop
Merri Park Wetland, Northcote, Sumner Ave near Traill St, 1.30-3.30pm. Melway 30 C8, follow the flags and help transform Merri Park. Funded by Communities for Nature and supported by the City of Darebin. Phone Ray or Monica at MCMC 9380 8199.

Sunday 17     Friends of Edgars Creek Planting
Meet at the Gooseneck Meander, access via Ronald St North Coburg, 1-3pm. Melway 18 A9. Planting: Site extension at the Gooseneck Meander, east side of the creek. Funded by Satterley. Phone David on 0428 130 268.

Sunday 24     Habitat Heroes Launch & BBQ
Eastern end of Jukes Rd in Fawkner and follow the flags, 10-12:30. Melway 18 A2. Featuring: Wurundjeri Elder Welcome to Country, planting, reptile display (including snakes), self-guided walks to learn about 10 top plants for providing habitat followed by a BBQ. Funded by the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust.

Saturday 30   Friends of Coburg Lake & Surrounds Planting
Merri Creek Goleen St to Ida St Coburg Nth, 10am-12-30pm. Melway 17 H9. Funded by Moreland Council. Phone Emma 9355 7982.

Sunday 31     3rd 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).

SEPTEMBER

Tuesday 2      Wildlife Gardens Presentation
Fawkner Library, 37 Jukes Rd Fawkner, 6.30pm. MCMC’s Ecological Restoration Planner, Brian Bainbridge, will show how gardens can be stepping stones in our wildlife corridor. Register online at: www.morelandcitylibraries.eventbrite.com.au or phone 9355 4200.

Saturday 6     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 7       Litter Clean Up – North Coburg
Keady St North Coburg, 10am-12noon. Melway 17 J8. 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.

Sunday 7       3rd Bird Survey for 2014 at Bababi Marning
Meet near the Istrian Club, Cooper St Campbellfield, 8.45-10.30am. Melway 180 K10.

Saturday 13  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 21     Friends of Edgars Creek Planting & “Christmas Party”
Meet at the Ronald St footbridge, North Coburg, 1-3pm. Melway 18 A9. Planting of Stream bank shrubland and ephemeral water holes. Funded by Satterley, Christmas celebrations funded by FoEC. Phone David on 0428 130 268.

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
Eco House CERES, Lee St East Brunswick, 7.00 for 7.30pm. 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.



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