Council calling on youth with green ambition

8 September, 2016Posted in: Environment

Mittagong Creek Bushcare

Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on youth aged 17 to 24 years to join the Green Army as they gear up for their next project commencing on 26 September 2016.

An Australian Government initiative, the Green Army is a hands-on, practical environmental action programme that supports local environmental and heritage conservation projects across Australia.

“The Green Army provides young people with an opportunity to gain valuable skills, training and experience in environmental and conservation fields,” said Council’s Natural Resource Officer Community Support, Paul Marshall.

“Stage two of the Upper Wingecarribee River Rehabilitation Project will see participants focus on environmental weed control and revegetation along the Moss Vale and Burradoo stretch of the river,”

“Over 2,000 native plants were planted during stage one and it’s fair to say the Green Army team did a fabulous job helping to restore and protect the river’s health and ecosystem,” Mr Marshall continued.

The Upper Wingecarribee River Rehabilitation Project is a local project supported by the Environment Levy.

Campbell Page, together with partners Skillset and TAFE Western, is one of five service providers delivering Green Army projects. Campbell Page delivers these projects across New South Wales, Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory.

“As our service provider partner, Campbell Page will be responsible for team recruitment, training and day-to-day management of the community project,” said Mr Marshall.

“Green Army participants undertake accredited training and receive an allowance for the duration of their project.

“I’d encourage anyone wishing to gain training and experience in the areas of environmental protection and conservation to apply,” said Mr Marshall.

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