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LeeMead

New Directions for Cactus Warriors

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The Tarrangower Cactus Control Group, over the past sixteen years, has achieved remarkable success increasing knowledge about wheel cactus in our local area and how to keep the problem under control. Now, in this new era of change, the TCCG Committee has decided to plan some different approaches and objectives for...
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Community action and next Field Day

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Neighbours helping control Wheel Cactus The most common manner that Wheel Cactus plants spread is by birds. They love to eat the juicy, purple fruit, each containing hundreds of seeds, their beaks protecting them from the prickles. The birds then fly off to sit in a tree and digest their...
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Next Field Day with Monash Uni Students

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Members of the Monash Uni Biological Society will be visiting and assisting the Cactus Warriors at next Sunday’s (26th June) field day. And we’ll all be helping Parks Victoria with the battle against Wheel Cactus in our beautiful Maldon Historic Reserve. There’s lots of new Wheel Cactus plants on the...
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Field Day and Injector Recall

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Thanks to ongoing funding from Mount Alexander Shire Council, we can continue to provide advice and support to land holders and managers to control Wheel Cactus. We do this by holding Community Field Days and providing free loans of injecting equipment as an incentive to contribute to our community-based war...
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Thanks to Brave Cactus Warriors

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Thankyou to all our Cactus Warrior who braved the weather conditions to join our march in the Maldon Easter Parade last Monday. It was a very WET parade, but thankfully there were also lots of brave people in the crowd who cheered us on, and we handed out some of...
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Please Join us in the Easter Parade

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The Tarrangower Cactus Control Group has a long history of being involved and supporting the Maldon Easter Fair Parade, and in 2022 this tradition will continue - but we need your help. We're calling out to Cactus Warriors and all our friends to come along and participate with us in...
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New Brochure with Updated Information

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Tarrangower Cactus Control Group committee members have used some of their "lockdown" time during 2021 to produce an updated version of the Wheel Cactus information brochure. This brochure includes info about this noxious weed and control legislation, plus our recommended control techniques. Please use this link to read the brochure.
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Invitation to 2021 AGM and Volunteer Lunch

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The Tarrangower Cactus Control Group Inc. cordially invites you to join us for our 2021 Annual General Meeting on Sunday 28th November at 11:30 am, at the Butts Reserve Shelter, Mt. Tarrangower Rd., Maldon. This will be followed by our complimentary end-of-year lunch, to celebrate and thank all our dedicated Cactus...
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Community Field Day on 31st October

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Finally we're holding a community field day and we'll be assisting Parks Victoria to remove plants from our sensational Maldon Historic Reserve. We’ll be armed with digging hoes and buckets and will concentrate on digging up small plants in an area along Mount Back Road. If you already have a...
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New Local Law for Weed Control in Mt. Alexander Shire

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Springtime is full of glorious growth and colour, but alas this also includes some species that don’t belong. Some introduced plants have invaded our native landscapes and cause enormous problems to our native wildlife and our local farmers. Wheel Cactus (Opuntia robusta), from Mexico, is one of these introduced plants....
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Attacking Wheel Cactus is great Therapy

By Field Days, Latest News
Cactus Therapy leads to happiness. Spending time in our natural surroundings is highly beneficial for good health and well-being. ‘Cactus Warriors’ will verify that wandering around outdoors is indeed extremely ‘therapeutic’, especially if attacking all the Wheel Cactus plants found along the way! Anyone interested in trying some ‘Cactus Therapy’...
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July Community Field Day Cancelled

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We're very disappointed to have to cancel the field day planned for Sunday 25th July, due to the extended Covid-19 lockdown period. However we'll continue with these events as soon as possible. Knowing what good folk we have in Victoria, hopefully that'll be the last Sunday in August. Meanwhile we...
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