Nerrena Landcare Group

The Nerrena Landcare Group was formed in 1995 and aims to protect and enhance the natural assets of the area, through action, community participation, education and awareness.

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.”

Click the link to download the Blackspur wetlands project plan Black Spur Report Final

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1 month ago
EPBC (Environment Protection & Biodiversity Conservation) Referral Notices

In case you would like to read this

VICTORIA:
2017/8070 ROADS CORPORATION/Transport - Land/Lot 1 and 2 of Title Plan 333725, Crown Allotment 33D and Crown Allotment’s 84L, 84M, 84N, 2001, 3 /Victoria/South Gippsland Highway ... See more

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Hi Landcarers. Beautiful day!

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2 months ago
Tarwin River in flood - Sept 2017

I was so devastated that we didn't get the biodiversity grant we applied for earlier in the year, I made a video to remind myself how totally worth it this area is. We will just have to keep trying. ... See more

An aerial view of the river and the Blackspur Creek confluence.

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2 months ago

Black Spur Creek Wetlands Project - Update 4
For Tarwin Valley (Nerrena) Landcare Group and other stakeholders. August 2017

At our recent Annual General Meeting, Nerrena Landcare Group agreed to ... See more

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3 months ago
National Landcare Programme

Have a look and a listen to these beautiful frogs!

Check out this 'rare-bit' of footage from a 20 Million Trees site at Gippsland Lakes in Victoria where calls were recorded for two nationally-listed frogs. It's been some time since the Golden-Bell ... See more

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3 months ago

Our very own Kate Walsh is the keynote speaker at the 20th anniversary lunch of the WGCMA.

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4 months ago
GippsNews

Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for the design and construction of the $50 million South Gippsland Highway realignment at Black Spur, Koonwarra have been opened for submission, with tenders to deliver ... See more

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5 months ago
Timeline Photos

Black Spur Creek Wetlands - Update for Nerrena Landcare Group & other stakeholders. May 2017
Next time you’re walking along the Rail Trail near the Black Spur Creek Wetlands (BSCW), take a look at ... See more

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5 months ago
Photos from Nerrena Landcare Group's post

Black Spur Creek Wetland Update 2. March-April 2017
It’s exciting to see the Indigenous Designs crew (on behalf of the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority) working at poisoning willows in ... See more

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9 months ago
Landcare Victoria

Have your say on the Victorian Government's review of the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 to ensure it better protects our biodiversity.

Consultation closes on 13 March 2017.

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11 months ago
sustainabilitygippsland.com

the final Black Spur Creek Wetlands report has been uploaded to http://sustainabilitygippsland.com/uploads/decfb4e434c2db9ecba0d3ff027735e5.pdf
Now the hard work begins. Action and funding. Your ... See more

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11 months ago

Our December dinner meeting will be on Tuesday the 13th of December at the Meeniyan Hotel at 6.30pm. Please let Coral know if you are coming!

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