Learn and work for environment with the Green Army

Young people are being encouraged to sign up for Green Army |projects.
Young people are being encouraged to sign up for Green Army |projects.

THE Green Army is looking for enthusiastic young people aged 17 to 24 to assist with environmental projects.

Green Army projects starting soon include the Northern Metropolitan Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo Conservation Project, which aims to help the endangered species.

The project includes revegetation and rehabilitation of northern metropolitan bushlands, parks and reserves, with a focus on major roosting sites to form a Cockatoo Corridor.

Participation is open to a diverse range of young people, including indigenous Australians, school-leavers, gap-year students, graduates and job-seekers.

Stirling MHR Michael Keenan said the participants could undertake accredited training and receive an allowance.

“Participants are supported to work towards Certificate I or II qualifications or nationally endorsed skills to help them prepare for the workforce or improve their career opportunities,” Mr Keenan said.

For more information, visit www.environment.gov.au/green-army