The EstuaryWatch and Waterwatch programs host community events throughout the year. Check out our calendar of events to see what’s on near you.
Events in April 2018
Wetland to wetland Bike ride
Merri Creek next to CERES
10:00am - 1:00pm
Beginning at the Merri Creek next to CERES. Come join MCMC for an easy bike ride along the Merri Creek, stopping at some beautiful wetlands along the way. Learn more about the ecological health of the Merri Creek when we stop to test the creek’s health, look for frogs, water bugs and other critters that live in the Magnificent Merri. Snacks will be included. Families welcome. Proudly supported by the City of Darebin. Bookings essential on our websiteContact: Julia Cirillo, MCMC | Phone: (03) 9380 8199
What Waterbug is That?
11:00am - 12:00pm
“What Waterbug is That?” is a waterbug hunt at Lake Wendouree on April 11th. It is a family style event and aims to raise awareness of the importance of all things living in Lake Wendouree, Ballarat.Contact: Jason Burgoyne | Phone: 52329100
Waterbug (ALT method) Census
Malcolm Creek, end of Renfrey Place,, Craigieburn
10:00am - 12:30pm
Autumn is a lovely time of year and its a great time to continue to get out into our creeks and collect more biological water quality data for the Waterbug Census!
This autumn the Merri Creek Management Committee Waterwatch crew will be sampling the Malcolm creek in Craigieburn as we work our way further upstream in the Merri catchment. Details are attached. Bookings essential to JuliaCirillo@mcmc.org.au A simple lunch will also be provided, please advise of any dietary requirements. Please note: this event is open only to participants that have completed previous Waterbug identification training. Discuss with Julia if you are unsure. Please contact Julia on 9380 8199 if you have further questions. Hope to see you for our one and only waterbug census autumn event on the Merri Catchment!
Contact: Julia Cirillo, MCMC | Phone: 93808199
Discovering the Frogs of Westbreen Creek
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Meeting at KW Joyce Reserve, off Northumberland Avenue, Pascoe Vale. Come celebrate World Save the Frogs Day by learning more about Westbreen Creek’s local frogs and helping us collect important citizen science data on our frog populations. This event is suitable for all ages. There will be frog activities, and a walk and talk of the Westbreen Creek. This event proudly supported by Melbourne Water and the City of Moreland Bookings essential:Contact: Julia Cirillo, MCMC | Phone: 93808199