The Nerrena/Tarwin Valley Landcare group
The Nerrena Landcare Group was formed in 1995 and aimed to protect and enhance the natural assets of the area, through action, community participation, education and awareness.
The Tarwin Valley Landcare Group was formed in 2011 and was located in the previous areas of the Jindinook and Stony Creek Landcare groups. The driving force of Landcare in the area has always been the continual development of links along the east branch of the Tarwin River and its tributaries. The group covers 24,524 ha and is characterised by agricultural land with a few fragmented remnants.
In 2017 the Nerrena and Tarwin Valley Landcare groups amalgamated, forming the Nerrena/Tarwin Valley Landcare group or NTVLG.
Gippslandscapes podcast episode 20
in this weekly podcast from the WGCMA, Gerard speaks with landholders Coral and Kevin Hughes from South Gippsland who have been working to improve the environment long before Landcare was even thought of (they started back in the mid 60s!)
Making the Tarwin Terrific again our 2019-20 VLG project
This video was as a response to the COVID-19 lock-downs of 2020. We were unable to have the community tree plantings we had agreed to as part of the grant, so our Landcare group dipped into our reserves and funded our members to plant trees whilst they were stuck at home. To foster community spirit we shared videos and photos of ourselves doing it. The video was made to show the funders how we managed to fulfil the conditions of the grant during those challenging times, and it was also an opportunity to share what we were up to when we were unable to have farm walks to check it out in person. Please enjoy this virtual farm walk.