Young people involved in the Dunedoo and Districts’ Green Army team have seen the results of their hard work come to fruition after completing their on-ground project.
Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton announced that locals can now experience the significant benefits of stage one of the ‘Renew, Restore, Educate & Revegetate’ project.
“During the past six months, Green Army participants have made a significant contribution to Dunedoo’s Red Gum Grassy Box Woodlands and surrounds,” Mr Coulton said.
“Through their dedication and teamwork, we can see firsthand the tangible results of their activities.
“These participants have not only generated real environment and conservation benefits for our community, but they have gained valuable practical training and experience to help them prepare for the workforce, pursue further training or improve their career opportunities.”
As the Green Army grows, so too do the opportunities for young people around Australia to get involved.
“I encourage all those interested in helping their environment and gaining new skills and training to seek out Green Army opportunities in their region,” Mr Coulton said.
Further opportunities to join a Green Army project can be found online at www.australia.gov.au/greenarmy
The Green Army is a key Government commitment with more than $700 million budgeted over four years.
The Programme encourages practical, hands on action to support local environment and conservation projects across Australia, providing training to 15,000 young Australians by 2018.
Further information on the Green Army is available at www.australia.gov.au/greenarmy