Green Army marches to work

Swan MHR Steve Irons said the Army was first and foremost an environmental program and called on local 17 to 24-year-olds to join the group.

�It aims to support practical, grassroots environment and heritage conservation projects across urban, regional and remote Australia,� he said.

Mr Irons said Swan River Project would see the East Metropolitan Regional Council working with the service provider and young people to strengthen the ecology around the river.

It will include debris removal, planting, brush-log making and installation along three kilometres of the Swan.

�The brush logs will stabilise the riverbank, protecting the foreshore from erosive forces, while the foreshore will be planted with local native species that will create habitat, shelter and food source for native aquatic and terrestrial species,� Mr Irons said.

For more information, visit conservationvolunteers.|com.au.