Young people involved in the Enhancing Biodiversity and Protecting Cultural Heritage – Kalyarr Group – 2 Green Army project have commenced on-ground works in the Hay region.
“This Green Army project will benefit the Hay region and involves a range of activities that aim to restore, protect and enhance the natural and cultural values of the Kalyarr Group of reserves and in doing so improve habitat for threatened species, endangered ecological communities, vegetation condition, biodiversity and connectivity.”
“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,” said Member for Farrer, Sussan Ley.
The Green Army Team will undertake strategic and coordinated weed and pest management programs, revegetate previously cleared and highly modified land, remove debris and surplus material, participate in cultural heritage asset protection and assist in hazard reduction activities.
The second phase will augment existing projects and link in with other National Parks and Wildlife Service natural resource management activities.
“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,” said Ms Ley.
Right across Australia, the Green Army is making a real difference to the environment and local communities through projects such as restoring and protecting habitat, weeding, planting, cleaning up creeks and rivers and restoring cultural heritage places.
The Green Army is Australia’s largest-ever voluntary team supporting environmental action across the country.
Further opportunities to join a Green Army project can be found online at www.australia.gov.au/greenarmy.