Melton’s creeks are a major focus of MEG’s activities. Our creeks, although small, are of crucial importance as they provide almost the only areas of natural vegetation left within urban Melton.
Currently, tree planting activities are at Brookfield.
These will be the 1st Saturday of each month.
Meet at Arnolds Creek in Black Dog Drive (near the Black Dog Road Bridge) just west of the roundabout of Coburns Road & Black Dog Drive. There is a small kindergarten carpark here& access is easy. Tools & plants provided.
The site is very child friendly.
Melway Map 336 Ref G11
On Thursday 29th August Bev Dutton of Brookfield organised a working bee of Brookfield village residents to spread mulch over the plants we planted on Planet Ark Treeplanting Day. City of Melton has supplied a large pile of mulch for this purpose. Brookfield Lifestyle Village supplied two workers as well as a golf cart & trailer to assist in moving the mulch to the planting site.
On Saturday 17th August MEG planted at Brookfield, beside Black Dog Drive, at Arnolds Creek beside Brookfield Village. Despite the icy wind eleven people participated, including Flo, Geraldine, Peter & Daryl of MEG, as well as several visitors.
MEG is happy to welcome 8 new members from Brookfield Village Retirement Home; Bev Dutton, Bruce Harris, John & Lois Brewis, John Dunn, Alan Merlo, Val Thomson, & Ron Chalmers.
Bev & Bruce have both been active in helping organise planting at the new site between the lane & the freeway. The others helped plant at our first planting here on Planet Ark National Treeday on Sunday 28th July. A total of 25 people planted about 400 plants.
On Saturday 22nd June MEG commemorated the Winter Solstice by resuming planting at at Arnolds Creek beside Brookfield. Participants were Carmen, Geraldine, Jenny, Doug, Daryl & a visitor, Rick.