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.
“I’m pleased to announce Lingiari will be hosting three Green Army projects,” Country Liberals Senator for for the Northern Territory Nigel Scullion said.
“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.”
Green Army projects to be rolled out soon in Lingiari include:
- Mala Breeding Facility: $10,000 in funding will build breeding spaces at Alice Springs’ Desert Park to aid breeding of the Central Australian subspecies of Mala or hare-wallaby (Lagorchestes hirsutus).
- $10,000 for Garden Bed Rejuvenation and Weed Control at Olive Pink Botanic Garden: This project will raise awareness of the arid environment and flora by installing 80 interpretive signs throughout the Garden and small bollards directing patrons to particular plants and areas of interest. The project will conserve and protect local native flora by rejuvenating seven garden beds, removing dead plants, removing and replacing irrigation, planting 500 new plants, weeding and controlling erosion.
- Gamba Grass Eradication and Containment in Litchfield National Park: The project aims to contain and eradicate Gamba grass in designated areas within Litchfield National Park. This will be achieved by implementing coordinated land management activities to protect key environmental assets from ecosystem degradation, habitat loss and species decline. Funding of $ 9,436 has been provided.
“Young Territorians 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,” Senator Scullion said.
“The Green Army has been an incredible success story for both the environment and those involved. All participants have received training and many already have jobs lined up for when their project finishes.”
Combined with those announced in round one, 548 Green Army projects have now been announced across Australia.
A full list of approved round two projects is available at: www.environment.gov.au/green-army.
“Applications are also now open for community organisations, environment groups and local councils in the Northern Territory to come forward with new projects for Round 3 of the Green Army.”
“Green Army project activities could involve restoring and protecting native habitat, weeding, revegetation, cleaning up waterways, creeks and rivers, fencing, gully remediation, preventing erosion, protecting and conserving heritage places and values, or monitoring and surveying on Indigenous and non-Indigenous lands.”
“We welcome applications for projects that will support practical environment and conservation activities in our region.”
Applications for Round 3 Green Army projects are now open until 17 March 2015.
Further information, project guidelines, the application form and further information on the Programme is available at: www.environment.gov.au/green-army
Young Australians 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
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