New Local Law for Weed Control in Mt. Alexander Shire

By Latest News
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

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

By Field Days
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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Next Community Field Day, Sunday 25th July

By Field Days
At our next field day, Tarrangower Cactus Control Group volunteers will be assisting Parks Victoria to dig small Wheel Cactus plants in the Maldon Historic Reserve. We’ll be digging only (please bring along a hoe and buckets if you have any at home) and concentrate on an area in Mount...
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Next Field Day Sunday 27th June 2021

By Field Days
Old and new volunteers alike are invited to Tarrangower Cactus Control Group’s next Community Field Day on Sunday 27th June. The morning’s activities begin at 10:30am and end with a delicious BBQ lunch and friendly chat around 12:30pm. We supply all the necessary equipment, so please come and join us...
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Cactus Field Day Cancellation

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Due to the COVID restrictions that are coming into force at midnight tonight we will have to CANCEL the field day we had planned for this coming Sunday May 30. The government announcement states that there cannot be any group gatherings indoors or outdoors whilst the COVID restrictions are in...
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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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Thankyou All Cactus Warrior Volunteers

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Cactus Warrior Volunteers at work   The Tarrangower Cactus Control Group wholeheartedly say THANK YOU to all the volunteers who have helped control local Wheel Cactus infestations. Many community members have contributed, in all sorts of ways, to maintaining our ‘war on Wheel Cactus’ over the past years. Our volunteers...
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Next Community Field Day 2nd May 2021

By Field Days
May 2 2021 Poster The “Cactus Warriors” had fun participating in the recent Maldon Easter Fair parade. But now the ‘fun of the fair’ is over and it’s time to continue their war against this noxious weed. The TCCG invites all interested folk to join us at our first community...
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The War on Wheel Cactus is Rebooting

By Field Days, Volunteers
Community field day action near Maldon. The Tarrangower Cactus Control Group continues to ‘wage war on Wheel Cactus’ and is planning to launch the 2021 field day season on Sunday 2nd May at 10:30am. Thanks to our sponsors and supporters, including Parks Victoria and Mount Alexander Shire Council, we hold...
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Excellent Results From Herbicide Injection

By Control, Equipment
These photos show what excellent results can be achieved by injecting wheel cactus plants directly with herbicide. It may take a few months to inject all these plants but twelve months later the landscape will be returned to its original natural state. Before and After injection treatment at a property...
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2020 AGM

By Celebrations, Volunteers
You're invited to the  Tarrangower Cactus Control Group’s AGM on Sunday 29th November 2020 at 11:30am. It will be held outdoors at the top of Mt. Tarrangower, beside the tower. The AGM will be followed by a short talk about Maldon Historic Reserve from Parks Vic. Ranger Noel Muller, and...
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