Enhancing the Lake Menindee area is one of 350 national projects to be rolled out in coming weeks, as part of Round 2 of the Federal Government’s Green Army program.

The Sunset Strip Progress Association has received the go ahead for works to enhance and revegetate areas near the town and help protect local threatened animal species.

Works will increase the area protected by rabbit proof fencing, with ground works also reconnecting the landscape to the wider 260 hectares conservation reserve, Menindee Lakes wetlands, Aboriginal Protected Site and Kinchega National Park.

A native vegetation corridor will also assist movement and habitat for local wildlife.

Local MP, Sussan Ley, noted “this is our first successful project in the Far West under the Abbott Government’s Green Army program and I can’t think of a better place to start”.

“This project is a terrific chance for nine of our younger citizens to gain training and experience the environmental and conservation field and maybe even explore a career in conservation management.”

“A round one project in Farrer has been an incredible success story for both the environment and those involved; round two has just been announced and round three project applications are now open.”

“I really encourage any local group interested in practical environment and conservation activities to apply before the closing date on 17 March”, Ms Ley concluded.

Link here for a full list of projects and Rd 3 application information.

Young Australians (aged 17-24) 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 here.