August 2019 Wheel Cactus Community Field Day

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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

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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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TCCG presented with Froggatt Award

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Andrew Cox, CEO of Invasive Species Council, presented the Froggatt Award to Tarrangower Cactus Control Group members Ian Grenda and Lee Mead Last Monday, the Tarrangower Cactus Control Group (TCCG) were presented with a 2018 Froggatt Award by Andrew Cox, CEO of the Invasive Species Council. This is a National...
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Community Field Day 28th July 2019

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Our next Wheel Cactus Community Field Day will be held on Sunday 28th July 2019, at a property located east of Cairn Curran Reservoir (see map below). The location will be well signposted from the corner of Cairn Curran and Baringhup Roads. The field day begins at 10:30am and ends...
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Next Community Field Day on 30th June.

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Wheel Cactus plants ruin the view on a property near Maldon. Need some help to control Wheel Cactus? Are you new to the Maldon area? Have you escaped the stressful city lifestyle and bought yourself a piece of paradise? But have you now discovered there’s a few weeds to deal...
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Season 2019 Launched

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Cactus warriors all ready for action in 2019 Last Sunday, many ‘old faithful’s and several new ‘cactus warriors’ joined Tarrangower Councillor Stephen Gardner to launch the 2019 season of the ‘War on Wheel Cactus’. Before officially opening the season, Stephen congratulated the Tarrangower Cactus Control Group (TCCG) on their successes...
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Launch 2019 Community Field Days

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Cactus warriors in action at a community field day. The Tarrangower Cactus Control Group continues to ‘wage war on Wheel Cactus’. We’re very pleased that our Mt. Alexander Shire Tarrengower Ward Councillor, Stephen Gardner, will be ‘cutting the ribbon’ for the launch of our 2019 season of Community Field Days,...
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Cactus Warriors attend weed conference

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Lee and Costa at Vic Weed Conference in Echuca Cactus warriors Ian and Lee have just returned home after attending the Victorian Weed Society conference, held in Echuca. Both thought it was an excellent event. “There was a really broad range of topics covered” said Ian, “we heard about new...
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Next Field Day

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Our very own Cochineal bug in the Maldon Easter parade. Our next Field Day will begin the new Tarrangower Cactus Control Group project, with thanks to Landcare Victoria for funding. This project will involve introducing a new biocontrol tool, the Cochineal insect, and establishing a new multi-pronged strategy to destroy...
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Cactus Warriors begin new project

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Cochineal insects growing on a Wheel Cactus plant. The Tarrangower Cactus Warriors are slowly emerging from their summer hibernation (i.e. holiday) and planning has begun for this year's new project. The group has funding from Lancare Victoria (via North Central Catchment Management Authority) to introduce new integrated management plans to...
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Thanks Cactus Warriors, Guest Speaker and AGM

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Guest speaker Greg Lefoe informs the cactus warriors about the wonders of biocontrol. The Tarrangower Cactus Control Group sincerely thanks all our community members, volunteers and landowners, who have helped us to destroy many more Wheel Cactus plants during 2018. Whatever your contribution, cooking delicious food or injecting plants, it...
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2018 Annual General Meeting Sunday November 25th

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Cactus Warriors celebrate with Guest Speaker and Lunch The Cactus Warriors have achieved abundant destruction again this past year. Thanks to many tenacious volunteers and landowners, countless more Wheel Cactus plants are dead. The Tarrangower Cactus Control Group would like to thank and reward all ‘warriors’ for their dedicated work…

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