201601.06

Green Army 2016: Improving the local environment in Frankston

Wednesday 6 January 2016

Young people involved in the Frankston City Bushland Reserves – Weed Control and Fuel Reduction project are continuing with on the ground works.

It is great to see participants already contributing through the Coalition Government’s Green Army project early in this new year at the Sweetwater Creek Reserve, off Liddlesdale Avenue, Frankston South.

Green Army, in conjunction with the Frankston City Council, aims to improve the condition, protection and linkages of its native vegetation in significant reserves within the municipality.

The project will continue to be conducted in key areas of the Foreshore & Natural Reserves including Seaford Foreshore, Kananook Creek, Sweetwater Creek and Seaford Wetlands and Baxter Park. Works in these areas are focusing on weed control and fuel reduction, revegetation, fencing for park user management and habitat protection.

Young people in the Dunkley community who are interested in being part of one of the Australian Government’s major environmental initiatives and in helping our community deliver important local conservation outcomes now have the opportunity to join the Green Army.

The Green Army provides opportunities for young Australians aged 17 to 24 years to gain skills, training and experience in environmental and conservation fields, while participating in projects that generate real benefits for the Australian environment.

Young people 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

The Green Army is a hands-on, practical environmental action programme that supports local environment and heritage conservation projects across Australia.

Further information on the programme is available at: www.environment.gov.au/green-army