Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement that the ACT will be hosting seven new Green Army projects.
More than 350 Green Army projects are set to be rolled out across Australia in the coming weeks following the announcement of successful projects for Round 2 of this important environmental programme.
“The Green Army provides opportunities for young Australians aged 17-24 years to gain training and experience in environmental and conservation fields and explore careers in conservation management, while participating in projects that generate real benefits for the Australian environment,” Senator Seselja said.
“Mulligans Flat Woodlands Sanctuary and Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve will benefit from four Green Army projects. The projects will help to restore a box gum grassy woodland ecosystem with a fully functioning food web of native animals at Mulligans Flat. Teams will also help protect the floodplain wetlands reserve for migratory birds and enhance the habitat for other flora and fauna at Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve.
“The remaining three projects will see upgrades to a number of walking tracks at Yankee Hat in the Gudgenby Valley, Namadgi National Park, Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and Mount Tennent.
“Young people in the ACT interested in joining the Green Army will now have the opportunity to be a part of one of these projects and help our community deliver important local conservation outcomes.
“Applications are also now open for community organisations and environment groups to come forward with new projects for Round 3 of the Green Army.
“The Government welcomes applications for projects that will support practical environment and conservation activities in our region,” Senator Seselja concluded.
Applications for Round 3 Green Army projects are open until 17 March 2015.
Further information, project guidelines, the application form and further information on the Programme is available at http://www.environment.gov.au/land/green-army.