Tarwin Catchment Enhancement Project

Landcare is looking for remnant gems!

The upper reaches of the Tarwin Catchment are the focus of a project aimed at projecting highest quality remnant vegetation and improving water quality.  Funding for this project has been provided from the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority and is being delivered through the South Gippsland Landcare Network.

The project is specifically targeting landholders in the upper reaches of the Tarwin Catchment who have very high quality areas of remnant vegetation on their property requiring protection.  Fencing assistance and herbicide will be made available to protect these areas and to control weeds within them.

There is also assistance to landholders in these areas to fence out and revegetate creeks or waterways that are closely linked to existing areas of remnant vegetation.

As well as protecting high quality areas of bush land, the project also aims to help improve the quality of water flowing into the Tarwin River.  It is a great opportunity to further protect some of the hidden treasures of bushland that exist in the steeper upper catchment areas of the Tarwin.

To help deliveer this project, Jill Vella and Geoff Trease will  be seeking out interested landholders, assessing sites and providing advice to property owners as to the most appropriate ways of dealing with these sites.

For more information, please contact Jill Vella or Geoff Trease from Sough Gippsland Landcare network on 5662 5759.