Green Army on track for jobs

The 2015 Green Army graduates at Island Point Reserve.
The 2015 Green Army graduates at Island Point Reserve.

FOURTEEN Green Army members signed off on great achievements at a graduation ceremony at Island Point Reserve in Herron recently.

The City of Mandurah and the Department of Parks and Wildlife held the graduation for their Green Army teams, recognising their efforts and achievements during the 20-week program.

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

The City of Mandurah hosts the local Green Army, providing practical training and experience for locals aged between 17 and 24.

Mayor Marina Vergone acknowledged the work of the Green Army.

“It’s great to see local people help deliver real benefits for our environment such as restoring native vegetation, rejuvenating wetlands and rivers, and protecting animal habitats – and, in doing so, gain practical experience that will help them achieve employment,” she said.

The Green Army Team implemented innovative environmental restoration projects while at the City of Mandurah, including the installation of a grazing exclusion fence at Marlee Reserve, Parklands and setting up erosion control trials at Island Point.

The City hopes to continue the work undertaken by the Green Army and is partnering with Peel-Harvey Catchment Council to apply for the next round of the Green Army Program.