Volunteers like you and I do most of the planting, but money is needed for plants, materials, site preparation and management of the projects. Merri Creek Management Committee has a big job as the environmental coordinator of the creek habitat corridor.
That is why we ask you, as a supporter who cares about Merri Creek, to
give a tax-deductible donation to help these important projects to
continue. Your donation in previous years has already played a vital
role in helping Merri Creek.
What do we do?
Donations to the Merri Creek Fund provide a long-term and independent
source of funding for the benefit of Merri Creek. The Fund is managed by
the Merri Creek Management Committee, a community-based not for profit
group established in 1989.
The Fund supports projects that revitalise the creek and that provide vital opportunities for local communities to get involved in restoring the environment.
We have two major projects in 2016
PLANTING UP THE GAP - CONNECTING NATIVE HABITAT ALONG MERRI CREEK
Donations to our 2014 Appeal kick-started this great project in Fawkner; 2015 donations added to this. Let’s keep up the momentum and continue to plant up the habitat gap.
The local community has led efforts to bring back native plants and
animals to the Merri Creek and to create habitat corridors along the
creek and its tributaries. Wildlife is flourishing and the peaceful
surrounds are appreciated by many. But much more needs to be done to
expand and link these habitat areas.
Your donation can help establish and nurture plants and improve community understanding of the creek's natural values.
CARING FOR OUR CREEK - SUSTAINING MERRI CREEK HABITAT
You weed and care for your home garden and Merri Creek is no different. A lot of effort is needed to make sure precious indigenous plants are not smothered by weeds and that new habitat is given the best chance to mature.
Ongoing care of habitat rarely gets government funding, yet it is vital to maximise the benefits from other restoration works and planting.
Your donation keeps habitat safe. Thank you for your interest in the health of the Merri Creek – our precious heritage, and for your part in forty years of care for the Creek.
Are donations tax deductible? Yes
Will I receive a receipt for my donation?
Yes, immediately sent to you by email when approved.