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Thanks to Volunteers and Landholders for 2019

By November 28, 2019February 12th, 2020Field 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 Community Field Days during the past year, and were also very pleased to meet some new landholders. We welcome all new property owners to contact us for advice, and possibly a field day on your property. We definitely do not expect ongoing assistance or commitment from landholders at following field days – our help comes with no obligations attached!

Another enormous thank you is extended to our sponsors and supporters, including Parks Victoria, Mount Alexander Shire Council, North Central Catchment Management Authority, Connecting Country and the Tarrangower Times.

We held a very pleasant end-of-year event which included our AGM, guest speaker and delicious lunch. Thanks very much to Bec James for a stimulating and fun presentation about the endangered Plains-Wanderer bird. Bec enlightened us about this cute and strange little bird and its habitat, and the interesting research work being carried out to improve its struggle to survive. We’re very happy to welcome some new committee members and to retain the same executive for the next year (Lee Mead, Ian Grenda, Sharon Telford and Tony Kane). Please use this link to read our 2019 President’s Report

We take a rest during the hot summer months and will recommence our field days at the end of May 2020. We wish you all a fun and safe festive season and hope to see you all again. But in the meantime, don’t forget to ‘keep a bucket in the boot’ and dig up any small Wheel Cactus plants you find on your ventures. Or if you need to borrow equipment to inject any large fruiting plants, please contact us –