The Nerrena/Tarwin Valley Landcare group

Welcome to our group website. Find out all about us and join us in our enviromental improvement and sustainable agriculture activities

  Bird Monitoring cancelled

Unfortunately the bird monitoring scheduled for Wednesday Feb 24 has been cancelled due to the closure of the rail trail from Buffalo to Nyora.

The next scheduled bird monitoring is on Wednesday March 20th at 11am.

Threats to biodiversity in South Gippsland

Threats to biodiversity in our region

The map shows threatened and endangered species in our region. Click the link below to see a list of threatened and endangered species in the Nerrena Tarwin Valley.

Community Conservation in the Tarwin Valley project

The foundation of Landcare is weed control, revegetation, waterway protection and community engagement. These are our strengths and focus as Landcarers and our works projects reflect this.

We need to learn how to share our passion, projects and group activities with the wider community. We identified a need to increase our communication skills. We invited Remember the Wild (RTW),  to deliver a series of workshops which will share how to use narrative persuasion to affect behaviour change and develop a comprehensive engagement plan, outlining recommendations to help us target new audiences and achieve community awareness and participation leading to improved regional environmental outcomes.

This project also includes four case studies to practice our new story telling and communication skills.

Case study 1 is a blackberry control project, in which we will explore how weed control can be effectively undertaken by part time landholders.

Case study 2 and 3 are projects that involve fencing waterways and replanting native vegetation. One will use tubestock and the other direct seeding. Both landholders are experienced but the sites are challenging. These will make compelling case studies, but more importantly protect local waterways, improve sediment and nutrient flow into the Ruby and Good Creeks, and ultimately the Bunurong coast. There are scant remnants of native vegetation on both sites that will be protected and enhanced.

Case study 4 involves removing weed species from the roadside and planting endemic species. This will be the last major planting in an ongoing project involving adjoining landholders. This project has engaged neighbours, family and friends working together to protect and enhance roadside vegetation. This roadside forms an important biolink between preserved remnants and the Tarwin River.

We learned all about visual storytelling

Our group developed a communications strategy and learned about visual storytelling with Remember the Wild in August. Here is the first video of our Victorian Landcare Grant case studies. Enjoy!

You can also find out more info on weed control on our weeds page here

Join our group

New members are always welcome. Landcare is about community and a shared love of the environment. We would love to have you join us and look forward to seeing you soon at one of our meetings or events

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The 'Regenerating the Farm' grant program has wrapped up

In 2021 our group received a grant to deliver a range of activities across our landcare group area. This project was called, Regenerating the Farm, connecting soil, trees, water and people. The project entailed

  • a revegetation project,

  • a revegetation workshop and farm walk,

  • a regenerative agriculture and carbon farming workshop

  • a regenerative agriculture farm walk.

There is lots of support information on this website

Our Appletree wetlands project has also concluded...

...for now. We made a video of the GTEP-05 project.

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