Young people involved in the Gamba Grass Eradication and Containment Green Army project have commenced on-ground works in Litchfield National Park, Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said.
“The Gamba Grass Eradication and Containment will benefit the Batchelor and wider Darwin region through building on the work done through Round Two of the Green Army Programme to contain and where identified, eradicate Gamba grass in designated areas within Litchfield National Park,” Senator Scullion said.
“The project involves the implementation of coordinated land management activities to protect key environmental assets from ecosystem degradation, habitat loss and species decline.
“During the next six months we will see first-hand the benefits and improvements made to our local environment through activities undertaken by the Green Army,” Senator Scullion said.
“These participants will not only be generating real environment and conservation benefits for our community, but they will be gaining valuable practical training and experience to help them prepare for the workforce or further training and improve their career opportunities.”
The Green Army is a key Government commitment with more than $700 million budgeted over four years.
The Programme will encourage practical, grassroots action to support local environment and heritage conservation projects across Australia, providing training to 15,000 young Australians by 2018.
This investment in the Green Army will bring the Government’s total investment in natural resource management to more than $2 billion over four years.
Further opportunities to join a Green Army project can be found online at www.environment.gov.au/green-army
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2015-11-02 Batchelor Green army project commences release