Young people involved in the Alice Springs Green Army team are seeing the results of their hard work come to fruition after completing their on-ground project in the Olive Pink Botanic Garden.
Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said today Alice Springs had enjoyed significant benefits from the project through garden bed rejuvenation and weed control.
“Participants have rejuvenated five garden beds and planted 100 new plants in the Botanic Garden. The have also replaced irrigation and installed fencing,” Senator Scullion said.
“During the past six months, Green Army participants have made a significant contribution and through their dedication and teamwork, we can see firsthand the tangible results of their activities.
“These participants have not only generated real environmental and conservation benefits for our community, they have gained valuable practical training and experience to help them prepare for the workforce, further their career opportunities or pursue further training.”
As the Green Army grows, so do the opportunities for young people around Australia to get involved
“I encourage everyone keen to improve their environment while gaining new skills and training to seek out Green Army opportunities in their region,” Senator Scullion said.
Further opportunities to join a Green Army project can be found online at www.australia.gov.au/greenarmy