Zed joins Green Army team to celebrate project completion


 

Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja will today join young people involved in the Mulligans Flat and Jerrabomberra Wetlands Green Army team for their graduation ceremony to thank them for their efforts in restoring some popular areas in our community. 

“We are very lucky to have access to such beautiful nature reserves here in the ACT, so today I’m really pleased to be thanking a Green Army team that’s been working hard to restore a couple of those areas,” Senator Seselja said. 

At Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary, the Green Army team have been helping to restore a box gum grassy woodland ecosystem complete with a fully functioning food web of native animals, many of which are no longer present due to regional extinctions. 

At Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve the team have been working to protect the floodplain wetlands reserve for migratory birds, as well as simultaneously enhancing the wetland habitat for other flora and fauna.

“Over the past six months, these Green Army participants have made a significant contribution and through their dedication and teamwork and we will soon be able to see the real results from their hard work. 

“Not only have they generated real environmental benefits for our community, but they have gained valuable practical training and experience to help them prepare for the workforce, pursue further training or improve their career opportunities.

“I encourage all those interested in helping their environment and gaining new skills and training to seek out Green Army opportunities in their region,” Senator Seselja said. 

The Programme encourages practical, hands on action to support local environment and conservation projects across Australia and is providing training to thousands of young Australians.

Further opportunities to join a Green Army project can be found online at www.australia.gov.au/greenarmy.