Does Kalgoorlie-Boulder have a Prickly Problem? Wed 1 Oct 2014 5:30pm – 6:30pm Museum of the Goldfields Presented by Kim Eckert, CEO Kalgoorlie-Boulder Urban Landcare Group Part of the WA Museum’s 2014 In the Wild West Lecture Series. A number of groups are collaborating to control the cactus species Cylindropuntia in the Goldfield’s region. Prickly pears (Opuntia stricta) were imported into Australia in the 19th century for use as a natural agricultural fence and in an attempt to establish a cochineal dye industry. However, the Prickly Pear has since become a problem in many places including Kalgoorlie-Boulder and Coolgardie. Join Kim Eckert, CEO of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Urban Landcare Group as she discusses the region’s growing ‘prickly problem’, and how the community can assist. COST: Entry by donation BOOKINGS: Essential on 9021 8533 or using the link below. Online Booking Prickly pears (Opuntia stricta) Image courtesy of Kim Eckert Getting Here Address Museum of the Goldfields 17 Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, 6430, Australia Phone (08) 9021 8533 By Bus The Museum is located accessible with all three of the city's bus routes, visit the PTA website for timetables. By Car Parking is available onsite. View the discussion thread.