Funding for Darebin WaterWatch Program – Petition

Darebin Council’s 2023/24 budget has been released and it has not confirmed funding for the WaterWatch program. The WaterWatch program has been running for a number of years and monitors and measures water quality. There are testing sites along Edgars Creek as well as Merri and Darebin Creeks and at Edwardes Lake also.

This is going to affect all of us if it doesn’t make it into the budget so it’s time for a petition.

We are calling on Darebin Council to reinstate funding for the WaterWatch program.

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Edgars Creek Master Plan

The Edgars Creek conservation and development plan seeks to establish a clear strategic direction for future integrated planning and management of open space along Edgars Creek between Merri Creek and Edwardes Lake.

The plan aims to protect and enhance the unique geology, cultural heritage and environmental values while achieving a sustainable balance between conservation and public access and use of open space along Edgars Creek.

Access the development plan here.

Access the master plan here.

Award winner!

Moreland Council Environmental Sustainability Award 2020

We would like to acknowledge our Former Treasurer, Stephen Northey as joint winner of the Moreland Council Environmental Sustainability Award.

The ceremony was conducted online where Stephen was announced as a joint winner with Ann and Bruce McGregor from FoMC.

Stephen says, “While this was an individual award, it is also recognition for all the ‘freaks for Edgars Creek’, our community, and the Friends of Edgars Creek (FoEC) Committee. Congrats and thanks to all. Go FoEC!!”.

Watch Stephen here.

An interview with FoEC and Monash University about Merri and Edgars Creek Wetlands

In this interview (July 2020) with Dr Ruth Lane (Human Geography, School of Social Sciences, Monash University) our Former Treasurer, Stephen Northey explains the history of the Merri and Edgars Creek (including Indigenous history), how it came to be a public reserve managed by Moreland City Council, the role of the local community in its history, and the role of FoEC in ongoing management arrangements.

Watch the interview here.