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PROTECTING MERRI CREEK
It’s no secret that we love Merri Creek, as do thousands of people (and dogs!) and we are passionate about ensuring its future as a thriving environmental and recreational haven for generations to come. The Merri Creek Kid brand was borne from our family’s desire to give back to the place that has given us and the local community so much. Therefore $1 from every product sold on our website will be donated to the Merri Creek Management Fund (MCMF). The Merri Creek Environment Fund aims to ensure the preservation of the natural and cultural heritage of Merri Creek and its tributaries, their corridors and associated ecological communities. Donations to the Fund provide a long-term and independent source of funding to continue bringing Merri Creek back to life after 170 years of degradation.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic has seen many more people using the restored environs along Merri Creek for their physical and mental well-being. Creating and maintaining this landscape requires a lot of professional and volunteer time and effort. Merri Creek Management Committee now more than ever need support through donations to continue their important work. The restoration work of the last 30 plus years has made a huge difference, but there’s a lot of work still to do. Birds and animals are returning to Merri Creek thanks to the revegetation and remnant vegetation protection works which have been carried out. For them to thrive, protection and ongoing management of habitat is critical. Improving the water quality of the Creek remains a challenge requiring revegetation of the Creek banks in rural areas, restoration of wetlands or creation of new ones, and better management of the urban catchments. Completing the habitat corridor linking the foothill forests to the grasslands in the middle catchments and through the suburbs to the Yarra is a huge task so every dollar counts.
We respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional and ongoing custodians of the Merri Merri and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise that sovereignty has never been ceded.
More information about Merri Creek can be found here: https://mcmc.org.au
To join the Friends of Merri Creek and support the important work they do to help rehabilitate the Creek, click here: https://www.friendsofmerricreek.org.au
The Merri Creek flows about 60 km from Australia’s Great Dividing Range through Melbourne’s northern suburbs to join the Yarra River in Abbotsford. The creek plays a large role in contributing to the linking of areas of environmental, heritage and recreational value along the creek. Merri Creek Kid are passionate about protecting Merri Creek so that it stays a part of our community for generations to come.
It’s no secret that we love our local creek, as do thousands of people (and dogs!) and we are passionate about ensuring its future as a thriving environmental and recreational haven for generations to come. To give back to the place that has given us so much we have a created a range of products that celebrate this local creek. Our products are designed to be sustainable, reusable, high quality and Australian made (where possible). We also provide $1 from every product being donated to the Merri Creek Environment Fund.
Shop from our wide range of products inspired by this beautiful local creek!