Four new Green Army projects for the ACT


 

The third round of Green Army projects is set to roll out over the next year following the announcement of successful projects for the programme.

 

 “I’m pleased to announce the ACT will be hosting four new Green Army projects,” Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja said today. 

 

“Young people in Canberra 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,” Senator Seselja said. 

 

The new Green Army projects set to be underway in the coming months include:  

 

·         Three different ventures under the Partnering to Restore ACT Region Ecosystems project which will contribute to land restoration activities targeting two fragmented threatened plant communities in our region, and

·         The Restoration and Indigenous Cultural Activities in the ACT Region project which will focus on indigenous cultural activities and conservation work to improve and protect threatened plant communities. 

 

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

“Conservation Volunteers Australia will assist in the delivery of these four projects from 2015-16 and will help provide opportunities for young Australians aged 17 to 24 years to gain skills, training and experience in environmental and conservation fields,” Senator Seselja concluded. 

 

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