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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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Cactus Field Day Cancellation

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Hello Cactus Warriors, Due to the continued uncertainty around COVID restrictions the Cactus Control Committee have decided that the field day scheduled for the last Sunday of this month (September 26) is cancelled. We apologise for the late notification and we are hoping that we will be in a better...
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Attacking Wheel Cactus is great Therapy

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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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ABC News Story and next Field Day

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ABC tv news has produced a story about the Wheel Cactus infestations around Wedderburn and Maldon. So tune in on Tuesday (25th) evening to the 7pm Melbourne news. All welcome to our next Community Field Day on Sunday (30th May). Please join us for a rewarding morning outdoors to help...
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Wheel Cactus Field Days Still Postponed

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Tarrangower Cactus Control Group committee has, regrettably, decided the Covid-19 conditions and restrictions are still too risky to hold regular community field days, but are hoping to be able to hold a couple of field days before the end of the year. If anyone is interested to join us, please...
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Proposed changes to Local Laws and Noxious Weeds

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Over the past couple of years, a review of the Mount Alexander Shire Council’s (MASC) Local Laws has been carried out. During this review process, the Tarrangower Cactus Control Group (TCCG) took the opportunity to express their concerns to MASC of how ineffective and ambiguous the existing law is concerning...
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Reminder to Complete our Survey by End May

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The Tarrangower Cactus Control Group is concerned about lack of weed management and compliance action taken by all levels of authority. We've created a very short online survey to try to gauge how community members and groups within the Mount Alexander Shire feel about noxious weed management within our Shire....
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Community Field Days Postponed

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In line with current government restrictions on group activities, the Tarrangower Cactus Control Group committee advises that our Wheel Cactus Community Field Days will be postponed until further notice. Hopefully the Covid-19 crisis will be over within a few months and we’ll be able to hold a couple of field...
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New Property Owners Welcome

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Cactus warrior volunteers working at a community field day on a local private property. Have you recently escaped the city and bought yourself a piece of paradise in the Maldon area? And now discovered there’s a few annoying weeds to deal with? If you have Wheel Cactus plants on your...
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October Community Field Day

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Our final Wheel Cactus Community Field Day for this year will be held on Sunday 27th October, at a property in Treloar’s Rd., around the corner from Waterson’s Rd. and will be well signposted along Waterson’s Rd. The field day begins at 10:30am and ends with a delicious BBQ lunch....
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