Friends of Mitchell Creek Catchment was established in 2009 to ensure the conservation, protection, maintenance and enhancement of natural ecosystems, environment and biodiversity within the Mitchell Creek Catchment for the benefit of the whole community.
Our initial focus was to develop a community environmental advocacy group. This has matured into an incorporated landcare group. We work with local individuals and families, community sporting bodies, conservation and environmental groups, as well as government, corporate businesses and educational institutions.
We advocate for the protection of the Catchment's natural values and to increase community engagement in biodiversity awareness,heritage and cultural activities while >4000 homes are created in the catchment. We continue to advocate for a joint working group of all Catchment stakeholders to develop a Catchment MasterPlan up to 2030.
Local market stalls
Advocating to declare and protect conservation areas and open spaces
Education and school excursions
Writing submissions to the government
Seed collection and propagation
Mitchell Creek Catchment
Mitchell Creek flows through the Palmerston region. It is now heavily impacted by new urban development in the region. A reserve was formed around the banks of the Mitchell Creek, thanks to lobbying by the Friends of Mitchell Creek Catchment. The reserve contains the last remnants of habitat around the Mitchell Creek, making it an important corridor for wildlife.