Going at a family friendly, leisurely pace and distance (approx. 8kms round trip), our bike-ride tour along the Merri will reveal all the richness and diversity of our creek and its lovely wetlands. Stopping along the way we will learn about the ecological health of the Merri.
We will test the waters, look for frogs and bugs, listen and watch for birds, and we will breathe some clean, fresh air.
Did you know that the Merri Creek meanders some 70kms from Wallan to its junction with the Yarra River. Travelling through rocky outcrops, farmlands and suburbs, the Merri has experienced great social change and a few environmental challenges.
Known as Merri Merri (very rocky) to the Wurundjeri-Willam clan, since settlement, the Merri has been built over, straightened in parts, and filled periodically with rubbish flushed from our roads and streets.
Despite these impacts the Merri and its wetlands are still places of peace and tranquillity, a haven for walkers and bike riders, and home to all sorts of birds, bugs and plants.
So, pack your paniers, jump on your bike, and bring the family too!
Hosted by the Merri Creek Management Committee as part of the
Proudly supported by the City of Darebin.