Green Army on the Ground in the ACT


 

Young people involved in the ‘Together connecting ecological communities across the ACT region’ Green Army project have commenced on-ground works. 

Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja said the project will benefit the ACT region through practical conservation activities with a community focus.

“Six local organisations including, Greening Australia, Bush Heritage Australia, Lions Youth Haven, and three ACT Catchment Groups - Molonglo, Ginninderra & Southern ACT will provide input to the project using their experience in conservation work,” Senator Seselja said. 

“Participants involved in the project will undertake a mix of physical on-ground learning activities such as seed collection, plant propagation, water testing, erosion prevention, and revegetation for habitat restoration and weed control. 

“During the next six months we will see first-hand the benefits and improvements made to our local environment through activities undertaken by the Green Army.

“These participants will not only be generating real environmental and conservation benefits for our community, but they will be gaining valuable practical training and experience to help them prepare for the workforce or further training and improve their career opportunities,” Senator Seselja concluded.

The Green Army is a key Government commitment with $525 million budgeted over four years. 

The Programme will encourage practical, grassroots action to support local environment and heritage conservation projects across Australia, providing training to 15,000 young Australians by 2018.

This investment in the Green Army will bring the Government's total investment in natural resource management to more than $2 billion over four years.
 

Further opportunities to join a Green Army project can be found online at www.environment.gov.au/green-army.