As Melbourne’s creeks play a bigger part in the lives of urban dwellers, communities are rallying to revive polluted waterways. Volunteer corps of clean up gangs are gaining strength, tackling the rubbish, weeding and planting.
In this special series, University of Melbourne journalism students explore the hidden creeks of Melbourne, and meet the citizens who have become their champions.
They also explore what the changing waterways tell us about the health, needs and priorities of the communities that surround them.
Over the next two weeks, The Citizen will highlight a series of Creeks of Melbourne stories using a variety of tools – words, audio, video and picture galleries. The stories are all the work of students in the Centre for Advancing Journalism Master of Journalism program. For an overview of this innovative storytelling project, click here: https://www.issimo.io/p/39026/a/39027/creeks-of-melbourne.