Do these Cacti look worried to you?
Meet the Coorong Cactus Crew!
A Tailem Bend group of volunteers have been assembled by passionate local Don Wood to tackle Cactus infestations on private land surrounding Tailem Bend. With gloves, kitchen tongs, and garden tools the brave ‘Coorong Cactus Crew’ are targeting Rabbit Ear and Mexican Wheel Cactus for removal from properties around Tailem Bend. Projects are also being considering further afield.
The Mexican Wheel Cactus and Rabbit Ear Cactus (above left and right) are declared weeds, and are continuing to be spread by birds from several source points around Tailem Bend. Kym Haebich – Senior District Officer with Natural Resources SAMDB said, ‘This is a great opportunity to work with members of the community who have a passion for weed control’. Coorong Cactus Crew organiser Don Wood added, ‘That it is terrific to do something productive, while looking after the land for our kids and grandkids’.
This project is a tremendous project jointly supported by the Coorong District Council, Tailem Bend Progress Association, Tailem Bend Community Centre, Natural Resources SAMDB, and the Coorong Tatiara Local Action Plan.
“We really appreciate the support of these hardy and dedicated volunteers that have travelled as far as Adelaide and Mannum to work on these projects”, said Tracey Strugnell of the Coorong Tatiara Local Action Plan.
If you are interested in joining the Coorong Cactus Crew to wage war on feral cacti contact: Don Wood - M: 0410 399 273
The Crook Cactus Gallery