Monash Uni Students help fight our Wheel Cactus war

By July 26, 2016Students
Monash University Students injecting Wheel Cactus

Monash University Students injecting Wheel Cactus

Last week a group of very energetic and enthusiastic (also young) students from Monash University braved the cold and rain to help us win the war against wheel cactus. A group of environmental science students travels up to Maldon during their holidays each year and stays for four days to inject and dig wheel cactus plants. They learn about environmental weeds and we get some dead wheel cactus; it’s a very satisfying relationship.

The Tarrangower Cactus Control Group sincerely thanks the North Central Catchment Management Authority for funding this project. This grant funding provides catering and accommodation for the students, as well as the equipment and herbicide which enables them to participate in our battle.

Our next Community Field Day will be on Sunday 31st July at a property at the end of Cooks Lane, a few kilometres north of Maldon. If you leave Maldon via Bridgewater Road, when you get to the Baringhup turn off, turn even sharper left into Cooks Lane. This will be well signposted from Maldon along Bridgewater Road. The morning’s activities will begin at 10:30 and end at 12:30 with an enjoyable BBQ and friendly chat. If you have any queries, please contact Ian on 0412 015 807 or check out our website at www.cactuswarriors.org