New Green Army teams commence work in ACT


 

Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja announced today that a further two Green Army project teams have commenced on the ground works in the ACT.  

“The young Australians participating in these Green Army projects have taken up the opportunity to be a part of one of the Government's major environmental initiatives and will help to deliver important conservation outcomes across our region,” Senator Seselja said. 

The latest projects for the ACT include, Connecting the Community to Natural and Cultural Heritage in ACT Parks to be delivered by Conservation Volunteers Australia and Restoring rare species habitat at Mulligans Flat and Jerrabomberra Wetlands to be delivered by Manpower and Landcare Australia Ltd.

Young people involved in the projects will undertake the following work:

·         Upgrade of a challenging section of the final 4kms of the Australian Alps Walking Track and rehabilitation of the Square Rock walking track after it has been re-routed.

·         Reconstruction of the Mount Tennent walking track which will reduce the environmental impacts of high usage and visitation.

·         Develop nationally significant nature reserves for biodiversity conservation, restoration and community engagement.

·         Restoration of a box gum grassy woodland ecosystem replete with a fully functioning food web of native animals at Mulligans Flat.

·         Protect the floodplain wetlands reserve for migratory birds, and simultaneously enhance the wetland habitat for other flora and fauna at Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve. 

 

“During the next few months we will see first-hand the benefits and improvements made to our region through activities undertaken by the Green Army teams,” Senator Seselja said.  

“In addition to generating environmental benefits for our community, participants will gain valuable training and experience to help them prepare for the workforce, further training and improving their career opportunities. 

“The Green Army is open to all young Australians aged 17-24 years. Participants may be a school leaver, gap year student, graduate, Indigenous person, an unemployed job seeker and/or a person with a disability,” Senator Seselja concluded. 

For more information on the projects or to find out how you can be a part of a Green Army project please visit www.environment.gov.au/green-army