Launch of the Cat’s Claw Creeper Crusade

Noosa Landcare is launching it’s three-year Cat’s Claw Creeper and Madeira Vine Program for the Noosa Shire this month, inviting landholders to send in information on the weed location and participate in a shire wide control effort to help slow down the spread and impact of these aggressive transformer weeds.

You can report sightings of Cat’s Claw Creeper and Madeira Vine in the Noosa Shire via our online form to help us better capture the distribution of these invasive vines and prioritise our resources for maximum strategic impact. Simply click on the link below to report a sighting today!

If you require support with control works and technical advice, please fill out the online form and a Project Officer will get in touch with you. Financial support for control works may be available to landholders through the Cat’s Claw Creeper Crusade and Noosa Council programs. Funding support is competitive and is based on priorities identified in the Cat’s Claw Creeper Vine Management Strategies for the Noosa Shire.

Noosa Landcare will also be hosting several hands-on, practical workshops and working bees over the next 12 months to help landholders learn more about these priority weeds and better manage infestations on their property. These events are in partnership with Mooloolah River Landcare and the Mary River Catchment Coordination Committee and will include field demonstrations of the different control methods for the vines, including biological control agents as well as a Waterway Health workshop and frog survey on Six Mile Creek. Event information will be released on our socials and website.

Read more – Cat’s Claw Creeper Crusade – factsheet

This program is proudly supported by Noosa Council, Healthy Land and Water, Seqwater and Queensland Government.

About the Author: Ilana Kelly

Ilana Kelly is a Communications Officer with Noosa Landcare. Ilana has completed a variety of environmental studies and has previously worked in ecological research. Ilana worked in the Project Officer team within Noosa Landcare for five years, focusing on water quality and catchment management in the Lake Macdonald area in partnership with landholders and Seqwater.