Black Spur Wetlands Project updates

Rain came and the wetlands refilled just 2 days after 24 Friends of Cranbourne Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria visited the Black Spur as part of a South Gippsland Discovery Tour. Our landcare group executive hosted the morning activities and Luke described the work he and Mel...
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It’s very humbling to contemplate the hundreds of generations of people who have lived and travelled through the Black Spur. Time adds another dimension to this place. The Bunurong, with archaeologists, have generously shared insights into this history with NTV Landca...
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One of the really rewarding things about revegetation (or protecting remnant vegetation) is the way that the plants keep working for us ever after – growing bigger, sequestering green house gases, safe guarding water quality, enriching and stabilising soils, providing food...
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" In 40 years I have never seen a euc seedling under a (Sweet Pittosporum) canopy. If it is not controlled we lose the eucalypt forests."  Professor Roslyn Gleadow, School of Biological Sciences, Monash University.Following on from our Citizen Science workshop, Nerrena ...
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Recently I was delighted to see a platypus from the middle bridge over the Tarwin River. Did you know that the river provides water for Meeniyan and Dumbalk? During winter, water is also pumped from the Tarwin River to replenish Leongatha’s water supply.So it’s great to ...
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We are blessed with at least two important public wildlife corridors in Nerrena/Tarwin Valley – the Tarwin River and the Great Southern Rail Trail (GSRT). The fact that they intersect between Koonwarra and Meeniyan gives this area additional significance.I’ve met with th...
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Car accidents happen very frequently along this section of the South Gippsland Highway and we are shocked and saddened by the recent fatality.Our June Landcare AGM was well attended. Thanks also to those who sent in proxies. Office bearers are Sue Miles President, Jill Vella...
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The most significant event for me in the past 2 months was that my daughter, Addie, accepted a marriage proposal from Drew on one of the rail trail bridges.However there was plenty of other traffic along the rail trail at Easter and visitors enjoyed seeing a koala close-up o...
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I aim to provide 2-monthly brief updates of less than one page so I apologise for a longer version after more than 4 months gap – it was Christmas after all! Since Update 6, our landcare group has held two well-attended friendly events – a Christmas break-up barbecue at ...
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The wetlands have been replenished with plenty of rain over September and a few more old trees were knocked over by high winds. The joyous frogs’ chorus along the vistas was silenced only when they were they were completely flooded over !To see the spectacular vimeo of dro...
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