New Green Army project for Manjimup

11/3/2015

Manjimup will get its very own Green Army this year after the Shire of Manjimup was announced as being success in their application for funding for a Green Army project.

Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said the Manjimup Green Army project will help restore and increase the threatened fauna habitat at the Mottram Street Reserve and Brook.

“I’m happy to see local governments such as the Shire of Manjimup utilising this great program,” Mr Wilson said.

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

“Young people in Manjimup interested in joining the Green Army will now have the opportunity to be a part of one of these projects and help our community deliver important local conservation outcomes.”

Shire of Manjimup President Wade De Campo said the Mottram Street Reserve is a focal point of the town.

“Being awarded funding for the Green Army project means the amazing efforts that have already gone into restoring the vegetation and waterway to its natural state will be complemented with the restoration of threatened native habitat and fauna,” Cr De Campo said.

“Our Shire has been identified as a biodiversity hot spot and we want to maintain that status, whilst providing a learning and contribution opportunity to the 17-24 age group of community members who are passionate about the natural environment and ecosystem, and enthusiastic about participating in rehabilitation initiatives.”

Combined with those announced in round one, 548 Green Army projects have now been announced across Australia.

Applications are also now open for community organisations, environment groups and local councils to come forward with new projects for Round 3 of the Green Army.

Green Army project activities could involve restoring and protecting native habitat, weeding, revegetation, cleaning up waterways, creeks and rivers, fencing, gully remediation, preventing erosion, protecting and conserving heritage places and values, or monitoring and surveying on Indigenous and non-Indigenous lands.

Applications for Round 3 Green Army projects are open until 17 March 2015.

Further information, project guidelines, the application form and further information is available by visiting www.environment.gov.au/green-army.

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