Grinners are still Winners

By Awards, Celebrations
National Landcare Community Group Award 2018 The Tarrangower Cactus Control Group was awarded the Victorian Fairfax Media Landcare Community Group Award in 2017 and so automatically became the  Victorian State representative in the National award this year. Four members of the group (Lee, Ian, Tony and Jan, all long term...
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It is always a good day to kill cactus!

By Field Days
It was a glorious day for killing cactus for our September field day. Thanks to Steve and Julie-anne for asking us to help them out. Steve and Julie-anne have recently purchased their property and soon realised they couldn’t do it by themselves. They have attended every field day so far...
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Next Field Day 30 September 2018

By Field Days
Through the cooler months of the year the cactus warriors have been busy updating their website. For those that haven’t visited yet, they will find that we have freshened the website to make it easier to navigate. You will find articles on the activities of cactus warriors, information about Wheel...
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August Field Day Sunday 26th

By Field Days
Monash Uni Students help fight our Cactus War   Last month a group of students from Monash University spent a few days in Maldon to help us wage the war on Wheel Cactus. This very enthusiastic group of students from Monash University Biological Society travelled here during their midyear holidays...
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Please Vote for the Cactus Warriors

By Latest News
TCCG's current & past Presidents Lee & Ian at Government House receiving the Victorian Landcare Fairfax Community Group 2017 Award Last September the Tarrangower Cactus Control Group volunteers were declared the Victorian Landcare Fairfax Community Group of 2017.  As a result, we will be representing Victoria at the 2018 National...
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July Community Field Day

By Field Days
29 July 2018 Poster Our next Community Field Day is on Sunday 29th July, 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 this month is in Cook’s Lane, about 5 kms north of Maldon....
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June 24th Field Day

By Field Days
Our next Community Field Day is on Sunday 24th June, 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 this month is in Lakey’s Road, Shelbourne, along the old railway line, about 12 kms north...
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Opening of the 2018 Season

By Field Days, Season Launch
On Sunday the 27th May, the Tarrangower Cactus Control Group (TCCG) launched their season of 'attack' on the noxious weed Wheel Cactus. President Lee Mead gave a brief overview of some the group's activities during the past year, and thanked all the volunteers and property owners who are participating in...
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Injector kit Recall

By Equipment, Funding
Thanks to ongoing funding from Mount Alexander Shire Council, the Tarrangower Cactus Control Group has been able to provide free loans of injector kits to many local landholders over the past 12 years. This has been a strong incentive to control Wheel Cactus on private properties and to be a...
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Congratulations Cactus Warriors – again!

By Awards, Easter Parade

Congratulations to the Tarrangower Cactus Control Group ‘cactus warriors’ who entered another fantastic float in the annual Maldon Easter Parade, and won the ‘Best Community Entry’ award – again! This year’s entry was an amazing model of a crow (the major culprit for spreading wheel cactus seeds)  which was accompanied…

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Let’s Celebrate

By Celebrations

This excellent example of before- and after-injection treatment of a Wheel Cactus infestation was at a property in Waterson’s Road. (Photos courtesy of D. Gibson) It may seem difficult to believe sometimes, but the Wheel Cactus invasion can be defeated. This is thanks to many volunteers and landowners, contractors and…

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Community Field Day to help Heritage Reserve

By Field Days

Wheel Cactus seeds are most commonly spread by crows (Australian Ravens) eating the luscious red fruit and later flying to a nearby tree to digest and excrete the seeds. So, the plants very easily spread from property to property, to parks and native bush, with no regard to fence lines…

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