The overgrown banks of the Albert River will soon be unrecognisable at the Eagleby Wetlands as the Green Army mobilises in the area.
Backed by $200,000 of Federal Government funding, a Green Army team from Conservation Volunteers Australia has started work rejuvenating the waterway zone.
The project will also extend to the Mount Warren Park Golf Club, where major clearing works will soon turn the river’s edge into a more inviting, community friendly parkland area.
Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen said it was great to see both zones being given much-needed attention.
He said the Green Army was a hands-on, practical environmental action program that supported local environment and heritage conservation projects across Australia.
“The works will greatly enhance these green spaces for our community and our families,” Mr van Manen said.
“This rejuvenation is long overdue, especially in terms of erosion control, but it will also regenerate the local natural environment through the removal of invasive weeds and their replacement with native plant species.
“The Federal Government is proud to have kick-started this effort through our Green Army Program.”
More than 1000 trees will be planted as part of the works, which officially started in May and will continue until September.
For more information on the project visit www.environment.gov.au/land/green-army