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.

Black Spur Creek Wetlands Project (BSCW) - Update 29

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of these lands and waters. RESTORING THE APPLE TREE WETLANDS PROJECT Good news  finally the funding arrived in our bank account for us to commence the weedRead more

Black Spur Creek Wetlands Project (BSCW) - Update 28

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of these lands and waters. Oh what changes we have seen in the past 3 months viewed from the Great Southern Rail Trail.  The new road is taking shape very rapiRead more

Black Spur Creek Wetlands Project (BSCW) - Update 27

28 November 2021 by Sue Miles, NTVLC group president. We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of these lands and waters. Currently CPB is filling up the eastern side of the bridge over the TarwinRead more

Black Spur Creek Wetlands Project (BSCW) - Update 26

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of these lands and waters. Kate Walsh is taking some time out for family and health reasons and Sue Miles is writing this update.  Our best wishes go out to KRead more

Black Spur Creek Wetlands Project (BSCW) - Update 25

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of these lands and waters. A major focus of the Black Spur Creek Wetland (BSCW) project has been to restore Eucalypt Forests/Woodlands and Swamp/Riparian ScrubRead more

Black Spur Creek Wetlands Project (BSCW) - Update 24 February 2021

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of these lands and waters. Platypuses are now officially listed as vulnerable in Victoria. This makes the Black Spur Creek Wetland Project, and other work ofRead more

Black Spur Creek Wetlands Project (BSCW) - Update 22, October 2020

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of these lands and waters. World Rivers Day was the fourth Sunday in September. “Rivers are the arteries of our planet; they are lifelines in the truestRead more

Black Spur Creek Wetlands Project (BSCW) - Update 21 August 2020

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of these lands and waters.  On the home page of this website there’s an update video (made by Jill) focusing on recent Nerrena Tarwin Valley LandcareRead more

Black Spur Creek Wetlands Project (BSCW) - Update 20 June 2020

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of these lands and waters. Peter and I took this photo of a large male koala on the middle bridge on May 2nd. There’s been a full time ecologist on site withRead more

Black Spur Creek Wetlands Project (BSCW) - Update 19 April 2020

Much has happened since the last update 2 months ago. There has been tragedy and loss and there has also been construction, building, nurturing and regeneration. We have moved from group gatheringsRead more

Black Spur Creek Wetlands Project (BSCW) - Update 18 February 2020

While fires raged in the east, farms here have remained green and there is still water in the wetlands. Adjoining the BSCW, we’ve seen Lace Monitors, Sugar Gliders, Echidnas, Koalas, snakes andRead more

Black Spur Creek Wetlands Project Update 17 December 2019

Most of you will have heard that CPB contractors will be undertaking the $115.2 million upgrade and realignment of the South Gippsland Highway through the Black Spur Wetland area. Already someRead more

Calendar of events - note some things may be cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions