06 Oct Join the Green Army
Are you aged between 17 and 24, an Australian citizen or permanent resident and would like to be a part of a team that will make a real difference to the environment in your local community?
Would you like to be paid an allowance while gaining skills, training and experience that can help you enter the workforce, improve your career opportunities or further your education and training?
The Green Army is an Australian Government initiative through Conservation Volunteers which is open to young people including Indigenous Australians, school leavers, graduates and job seekers who are looking for employment to develop skills, undertake training and gain experience in the delivery of conservation.
The Green Army provides all the tools and training required for each of their projects and local transport to project sites is also provided.
The next Green Army project in Gladstone is set to begin on the 24th of October. The coastal foreshore areas in the Gladstone region are under increased urbanised pressures which has reduced the ability of the environment to recover following natural disasters. A series of natural disasters have caused damage to the coastal foreshore through coastal erosion and vegetation loss. Urban pressures make it difficult for this area to recover naturally following natural disasters due to increased usage, weeds, and vegetation loss. Project sites will be selected on the basis of environmental value and level of threat by weeds, fire and habitat loss.
The project will involve volunteers managing public access, weed removal and re-vegetation using native plants endemic to the site to increase the resilience of the coast.
If you would like to get involved and join the Green Army contact the Gladstone office on 07 4972 4969.