Koinmerburra Country in Central Queensland is the Traditional Lands of the Koinjmal People. This Country has places where freshwater meets salt water with wetlands, saltwater plains, mangroves and swamps, known as ‘Mixed Water Country’.
Cat’s claw creeper (Dolichandra ungui-cati) is a long lived woody vine which is native to the Caribbean, Central and South America. It was declared a Weed of National Significance in Australia in 2012 due to its invasiveness and potential impacts. Anyone that has tried to control cat’s claw creeper or have witnessed the impacts to native vegetation and sadly, to entire creek or river systems, knows just how bad this weed is. In fact driving through the country or even through the heart of Brisbane, during October to December when the bright yellow fellows are on show, you realise how widespread this destructive weed is.