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.
Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, announced funding of $6,672 to Conservation Volunteers Australia for Gamba Grass Eradication and Containment in Litchfield National Park.
“The aim of the proposal is to build on the work done through Round Two of the programme to contain and where identified, eradicate Gamba grass in designated areas within Litchfield National Park,” Senator Scullion said.
“This will be achieved through the implementation of coordinated land management activities to protect key environmental assets from ecosystem degradation, habitat loss and species decline.
“The project will also lead to better protection of other key assets such as visitor infrastructure and Aboriginal sites of significance.
“Young people in the Darwin rural area 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 Scullion said.
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
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