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The Tarrangower Cactus Control Group Inc.

The Tarrangower Cactus Control Group Inc. (TCCG) consists of Landcare volunteers dedicated to the eradication of Wheel Cactus (Opuntia robusta). TCCG, in conjunction with Parks Victoria, holds friendly and informal Wheel Cactus Control community field days to inform and demonstrate control techniques, on the last Sunday of the month from May to October. These field days always end with a free BBQ lunch, cuppa and cake and the opportunity to chat, exchange ideas and make contacts. It is a great opportunity to spend a rewarding morning outdoors, meeting neighbours and others who are concerned about preserving our unique environment. Everyone is welcome, no previous experience is required and all equipment is supplied.

TCCG volunteers also provide advice and practical assistance to landholders, conduct trials of control methods and network with other Landcare and weed control groups, locally and nationally. TCCG raises awareness of the extent of the Wheel Cactus problem and its status as a Weed of National Significance through networking, regular articles in local newspapers and other media, pamphlets and participation in local community events.

Thanks Cactus Warriors and Supporters

Our TCCG volunteers are called the ‘Cactus Warriors’. We have a fantastic team of volunteers with a broad range of skills who work very well together and achieve great things. Sincere thanks to all our current and past Cactus Warriors; we welcome anyone new who is interested to help us control this highly invasive, noxious weed. Please contact us via our email link.

The ‘Cactus Warriors’ also thank the many other environment groups and government departments who support our work. These include: