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Wheel Cactus Field Day in Historic Reserve

By July 25, 2015June 22nd, 2018Field Days


Thanks to our generous sponsors, the Tarrangower Cactus Control Group is continuing to eradicate Wheel Cactus from our local public lands. These sponsors include the North Central Catchment Management Authority, Parks Victoria, Mount Alexander Shire Council and Connecting Country. This month we’ll be killing cactus plants at the foot of Mount Tarrangower behind the township of Maldon. We hold Community Field Days on the last Sunday of each month from April to November and take a rest during the hot summer months.

Our group would also like to express their gratitude to the volunteers who continue to support our war on Wheel Cactus. However, we can never have too many hands to help us to control the spread of this noxious weed, and warmly welcome any new interested folk. Please join us at our next Community Field Day on Sunday 26th July, and enjoy destroying some Wheel Cactus in the picturesque Maldon Historic Reserve. We’ll demonstrate how to dig and inject the plants and provide all the equipment. All you need is some sturdy boots and warm clothing.

To get there, follow Bridgewater Road north out of Maldon and turn left at Waterson’s Road. Only a couple of kms further along turn left again into Back Mount Road. The route will be well signposted from Waterson’s Road. The morning’s activities begin at 10:30am and end with a delicious free BBQ lunch and friendly chat. If you have any queries please contact Ian on 0412 015 807 or contact the committee via our website at