New Green Army projects for Great Southern

24/6/2015

Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP today announced the third round of Green Army projects for the Great Southern.

Mr Wilson said seven Green Army projects will be held by Conservational Volunteers Australia in conjunction with Green Skills Inc and Oyster Harbour Catchment Group Inc.

“Young people in Great Southern who are interested in being a part of one of the Australian Government's major environmental initiatives and in helping our community deliver important local conservation outcomes now have the opportunity to join the Green Army” Mr Wilson said.

Green Army projects to be underway in the coming months include:
• Repairing Gondwana: Forest to Stirlings and Lindesay Ink – ecological restoration projects 1, 2 and 3;
• Protecting Oyster Harbour catchment biodiversity through weed control;
• Conserving Oyster Harbour catchment biodiversity through weed control;
• Enhancing Oyster Harbour catchment biodiversity through weed control; and
• Protecting Oyster Harbour catchment biodiversity through on-ground maintenance.

“The Green Army provides opportunities for young Australians aged 17 to 24 years to gain skills, training and experience in environmental and conservation fields, while participating in projects that generate real benefits for the Australian environment.

“Soon our local communities will see Green Army teams deployed to projects in their area for up to six months at a time.”

Young people interested in joining the Green Army can apply through the appointed service providers for each state and territory.

Contact details for service providers are available from www.environment.gov.au/land/green-army/service-providers.

The Green Army is a hands-on, practical environmental action programme that supports local environment and heritage conservation projects across Australia. Further information on the programme is available at: www.environment.gov.au/green-army

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