Young people involved in the first Restoring rare species habitat at Mulligans Flat and Jerrabomberra Wetlands Green Army team are seeing the results of their hard work come to fruition after completing their on-ground project.
Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja said Mulligans Flat Woodlands Sanctuary and Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve have seen significant benefits from this project coordinated by the Project Host, Woodlands and Wetlands Trust and the Service Provider, Manpower.
At Mulligans Flat the Green Army team helped 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 helped to protect the floodplain wetlands reserve for migratory birds, and simultaneously enhance the wetland habitat for other flora and fauna.
“During the past six months, Green Army participants have made a significant contribution and through their dedication and teamwork, we can see first-hand the tangible results of their activities,” Senator Seselja said today.
“These participants have not only generated real environment and conservation 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.”
As the Green Army grows, so too, do the opportunities for young people around Australia to get involved.
“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 concluded.
Further opportunities to join a Green Army project can be found online at www.australia.gov.au/greenarmy