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

By Field Days, Latest News
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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Please complete our Survey

By Research
Are you concerned about the spread of noxious weeds in our local natural environment? Do you think enough weed management is carried out by our local Shire? Would you like our Shire to treat our natural environment with a greater priority? Would you like to make a comment about local...
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Thanks to Volunteers and Landholders for 2019

By Field Days, Volunteers
The Tarrangower Cactus Control Group extend sincere thanks to all volunteers who have helped us control Wheel Cactus during 2019. We’d also like to thank all landholders who wage their own private war on Wheel Cactus by keeping their properties clear of this noxious weed. We’ve held seven very successful...
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End-of-Year Celebration for all Cactus Warriors

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The very cute, but critically endangered, Plains-Wanderer. The Cactus Warriors have, yet again, had a very rewarding year, destroying many thousands of Wheel Cactus plants in our local environment and increasing awareness about this noxious weed in our community. The Tarrangower Cactus Control Group would like to thank the many...
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New Property Owners Welcome

By Field Days, Latest News
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

By Field Days, Latest News
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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All Cacti are Introduced Species

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A rope cactus species growing on ANZAC Hill could become another major cactus problem. No cacti plants are native to Australia; all are introduced species from the American continents. Not only the Wheel Cactus species (Opuntia robusta), but all other cacti plants are foreigners too, and all pose an unknown...
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September Community Field Day

By Field Days, Latest News
Our next Wheel Cactus Community Field Day will be held on Sunday 29th September, at a property on the corner of Waterson’s and Treloar’s Rds., and will be well signposted along Waterson’s Rd. The field day begins at 10:30am and ends with a delicious BBQ lunch. Children are welcome but...
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August 2019 Wheel Cactus Community Field Day

By Field Days
Our next Community Field Day is on Sunday 25th August, starting at 10:30am. Come and join us for a morning in the fresh air and learn how best to destroy Wheel Cactus. The location is at the reservoir end of Whitlock’s Road. To get there, take South Parkins Reef Road...
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Students Enjoy Annual Field Trip

By Students
Late last month a group of Monash University students made their annual field trip to Maldon to help win our battle against Wheel Cactus.  These enthusiastic young people spent three day working around the Maldon Historic Reserve and, despite some extremely cold and wet weather, made a great contribution to...
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