New Funding to Map Wheel Cactus Invasion

By June 19, 2016Funding, Research
Wheel cactus infestation

Wheel cactus infestation

The Tarrangower Cactus Control Group (TCCG) has recently been awarded a grant from the Norman Wettenhall Foundation (NWF) which will enable us to map wheel cactus infestations within Victoria. We sincerely thank the NWF and are very pleased to receive this funding, hoping the results of this project will be useful in convincing authorities of the gravity of the invasion of this noxious weed.

Wheel cactus is classified as a Weed of National Significance, due to the very serious threat it poses to our primary industries and natural environment. It spreads very quickly and is costly and difficult to effectively kill. We need to control the spread of wheel cactus now before it spreads further.

You can help us map existing infestations. If any community member finds an infestation beyond our immediate Maldon and Baringhup district, please take a photo of it and email that to Max, at mschlachter@outlook.com.au

Our next Community Field Day will be on Sunday 26th June at a property at the end of Whitlock’s Road. If you leave Maldon via South Parkin’s Reef Road, just continue straight along into Whitlock’s, and it’s the last property on your right before you get to Cairn Curran Reservoir. This will be well signposted from Parkins Reef 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