Member Groups


Contact Details

Contact: Garry Kerr

Phone: 0427 829 748

Email: garry.k@westvic.com.au

Tarragal Landcare Group

Group purpose:   The Tarragal Landcare Group has a long history of on ground project work dating back to 2005. The group originally formed to raise awareness of the need to maintain existing vegetation in the landscape, to restore the connectivity in the landscape between their members and to provide opportunities for like-minded people to connect.

The organisation has recently attracted new members who’s focus has shifted to the mounting community concerns about the aggressive and mobile nature of weeds throughout their district.

Organisation aims for 2022-25

  • Plant 110 Paddock trees on private property at Bridgewater over the next 3 years as part of Tarragal’s moonah enhancement program. They will be planted in substantial timber tree-guards impervious to cattle.
  • Support landholders to protect remnant bushlands on their property through exclusion fencing and appropriate grazing regimes
  • Continue to advocate for the flora and fauna of the Trewalla Recreation Reserve
  • Support landholder membership to Landcare and provide access to the Victorian Landcare Grants Program with support from the Landcare Facilitator
  • Control woody weeds at our priority project sites on both public and private land
  • Host at least one open property per year with support from the Landcare Facilitator and the membership

With help from our community, we aim to:

  • Provide on ground support to landholders who wish to protect, restore and link up pockets of Coastal Woodlands in the Bridgewater and Glenelg Plain Bio region area

We raise awareness about:

  • Weeds; Blue Pea, Sweet Pittosporum, Italian Buckthorn and Polygala.
  • Coastal Moonah Woodlands and other native bushlands
  • Native grasses we have in the Bridgewater and Glenelg Plain Bio region area

Our programs include:

  • Support landholders to protect remnant bushlands on their property through exclusion fencing and appropriate grazing regimes
  • Maintain and manage the weeds at the Trewalla Recreation Reserve in the priority area through planned working bees
  • Support landholder membership
  • Provide a link to the Victorian Landcare Grants Program with support from the Landcare Facilitator
  • Control woody weeds at the following location
  • Lower Cape Bridgewater including the Hall, Cemetery and old sale-yard Reserves.
  • Public and private land (where landholders are unable due to financial constraints and or mobility) and minor roadsides.
  • Host at least one open property per year with support from the Landcare Facilitator

Activities you can volunteer for include:

  • Monthly Working Bee’s
  • Committee member to help organise activities
  • Making wallaby proof cages for our Landcare project sites
  • Tree planting when land-holders requests support
  • Write an article about something we do or feel passionate about

Membership cost: $20.00

We meet:

Bridgewater Surf Lifesaving Club dates to be advised.

Positions vacant on our committee include:

Membership Secretary

Vice President

Administrator

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