Community Conservation in the Tarwin Valley project

Project outline

The foundation of Landcare is weed control, revegetation, waterway protection and community engagement. These are our strengths and focus as Landcarers and our works projects reflect this. Our Community Conservationist workshop was be delivered by Remember the Wild (RTW), will share how to use narrative persuasion to affect behaviour change. Using our blackberry control project, we will explore how weed control can be effectively undertaken by part time landholders. Two of our projects involve fencing waterways and replanting native vegetation. One will use tubestock and the other direct seeding. Both landholders are experienced but the sites are challenging. These will make compelling case studies, but more importantly protect local waterways, improve sediment and nutrient flow into the Ruby and Good Creeks, and ultimately the Bunurong coast. There are scant remnants of native vegetation on both sites that will be protected and enhanced.
The fourth project involves removing weed species from the roadside and planting endemic species. This will be the last major planting in an ongoing project involving adjoining landholders. This project has engaged neighbours, family and friends working together to protect and enhance roadside vegetation. This roadside forms an important biolink between
preserved remnants and the Tarwin River.
RTW will work with us to develop a comprehensive engagement plan, outlining recommendations to help us target new audiences and achieve community awareness and participation leading to improved regional environmental outcomes.  

Comms strategy reveal video

Download the strategy document here

We have made stories for this website and our social media accounts to share our case studies. Here they are. We have included links to further information below the stories.

Thinking of your own project? Its easier if you plan. Here is a link to our revegetation planning page

Here is our series of stories exploring a direct seeding project. We used a few different techniques to present information. Let us know what you think - they are on Facebook and we welcome comments, or use the message link below in the page footer.


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