Merri Creek, Brunswick

Merri Creek, Brunswick : Launch date - 31 May 2019

Bottles Outcomes Total Distance travelled (Km) Number of days in waterway (D)
Bottle 1 Landed on the bank of Merri Creek 5.02 48
Bottle 2  In Merri Creek trapped in riparian vegetation 3.37 3.4
Bottle 3 Collected from the creek and recycled during a Merri Creek maintenance event 3.86 70
Bottle 4 Landed at Herring Island 18.7.19 16.2 79
Bottle 5 In litter trap in the Yarra 18 36

Merri Creek Summary

Three of the litter trackers launched at Merri Creek travelled to the Yarra. The other two remained in Merri Creek. In the Yarra, one of the trackers travelled upstream and downstream before landing on Herring Island and the other was captured by a litter trap in the Yarra.  This shows that litter entering Merri Creek has the potential to travel to the Yarra and contribute to the litter problem in the Yarra.

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.