Blackspur Creek Wetlands Project

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.”