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.
What we are up to
For the past few years we have been working on a plan to restore the wetlands at the confluence of the Tarwin River and the Blackspur creek. The Black Spur Creek Wetland (BSCW) Project area is 100 acres of public land, once railway reserve, that lies between Koonwarra and Meeniyan; towns linked by the South Gippsland Highway and Great Southern Rail Trail (GSRT). Bushland fragmentation, narrow remnant strips and the high ratio of edges to area has eliminated many species of birds, animals and plants from the South Gippsland landscape. The size of BSCW area
gives it the potential to provide significant habitat for species requiring intermediate patch size. The project would be an important “node/core” of biodiversity which, linked with wildlife corridors
including the GSRT, would add value to the other remnants and revegetation in the district. Our vision for the wetlands is “As a beautiful natural area, the Black Spur Creek Wetland delights locals and visitors, its unique ecological functions and features are protected and restored, and it continues to enhance adjoining road, rail trail, lifestyle, educational and farming activities.”
Go to our Project page for links to all our activities and projects.
Join our group
NERRENA/TARWIN VALLEY LANDCARE GROUP ABN 45 465 997 374
Prior to this year, membership to our group was for 3 years, and will expire at the end of June 2022.
We will be moving to the Landcare in West Gippsland Membership Portal, and using this for ongoing member management.
Current members will be moved to the membership portal, and will be contacted by email to set a password and log in.
NEW MEMBERS PLEASE USE THE BUTTON TO LAUNCH THE PORTAL WEBSITE AND FILL IN ALL THE FIELDS. YOU WILL FIND THE NERRENA TARWIN VALLEY GROUP IN THE DROP DOWN MENU
Membership has been set at $20.00 for the 2023 calendar year. If this amount is a hardship for you, please contact us (use the form in the footer menu), and we will endeavour to help out. In this case fill in the membership form, but don't pay until we talk.
Please note the Nerrena Tarwin Valley Landcare Group is Incorporated through Landcare Victoria Inc. and insured through the same. Your details will be shared with LVI to enable your membership and insurance.
Nerrena / Tarwin Valley Landcare Group meeting minutes, financial reports and other documents