City of Joondalup natural areas a green army focus


Members of the Green Army working in the Beenyup channel.
Members of the Green Army working in the Beenyup channel.

GREEN Army troops had a positive effect at several of the City of Joondalup’s natural areas during a recent six-month tour of duty.

The training program for 17 to 24-year-olds aims to help participants work alongside experienced mentors on a variety of environmental projects.

During the six months, Green Army members worked with the City’s natural areas team to gain experience in condition assessments, wetland rehabilitation, fauna monitoring, native plant and weed identification, planting, propagation, weed removal methods, fencing repair and pruning techniques.

One of the most significant projects was in conjunction with the Woodvale Waters Landowners Association, which has provided ongoing revegetation at South Lake Joondalup in Yellagonga Regional Park for several years.

Members removed weeds from the site and planted seedlings to improve the lake’s water quality, as well as provide a habitat of local, native vegetation.