Help look after Merri Creek with the Wednesday Volunteers



The Wednesday Volunteers work with Merri Creek Management Committee’s ecological restoration staff to maintain and improve the Merri Creek environment.

We go wherever our contribution is needed. We’ve sown indigenous seeds and removed South African Orchids at Ngarri-Djarrang Grassland in Reservoir, weeded at the Merri Park Wetland in Northcote, removed brassica in Fawkner, and worked with the Wurundjeri Narrap Ranger Team to plant salt marsh species around a natural saline spring at Galada Tamboore in Campbellfield.

We work in the morning on the fourth Wednesday of the month, February to November, as well as on one Wednesday in early December. During peak planting times in the cooler months, we may add extra Wednesdays.

All are welcome. People come when they can - there’s no obligation to attend every month. We’re learning as we go - about the wonderful diversity of sites along the Creek, the variety of weeds we need to remove and the indigenous flora we are seeking to protect.

What our participants say:

  • It’s a great way to help improve the local environment. You’ll also meet friendly people, learn about local flora and get some fresh air and exercise. Dianna
  • I like to think global and act local. I’ve lived in Northcote for almost 30 years and have seen the Merri Creek become a far healthier environment and a much loved space. I want to help make it even better.  Phil
  • It’s good to contribute to restoring the Creek and learn more about conservation issues. Meeting other people with similar interests is another great benefit. Meredith

Children (under 18) must at all times be in the company of, and under direct supervision of, their parent or guardian.

Our events are listed on the Friends of Merri Creek website, with details of location and activities posted a week or so before each event.

For further information, contact