Applications are now open for community organisations, environment groups and local councils to apply for Green Army projects to support practical environment and conservation activities in our region through Round 3 of the Programme.
“The Green Army provides opportunities for young Australians aged 17-24 years to gain training and experience in environmental and conservation fields and explore careers in conservation management, while participating in projects that generate real benefits for the Australian environment,” Mr van Manen said.
“Green Army project activities could involve restoring and protecting native habitat, weeding, revegetation, cleaning up waterways, creeks and rivers, fencing, gully remediation, preventing erosion, protecting and conserving national heritage places and values, or monitoring and surveying on Indigenous and non Indigenous lands”.
Projects must run for 20-26 weeks and can take place across urban, regional and remote Australia on public land, Indigenous-held lands, or private land. Projects must benefit the environment or national or Indigenous heritage and offer participants valuable practical experience.
Applications for projects under Round 3 of the Programme are now open and will close on
17 March 2015.
To be eligible for Round 3 of the Programme, projects sponsors must have at least one project ready to begin between 1 June 2015 and 30 June 2016.
Project guidelines, the application form and further information about the Programme is available at: www.environment.gov.au/green-army
Young Australians interested in joining the Green Army can apply through the appointed Service Providers for each state and territory. Contact details for Service Providers are available from www.environment.gov.au/land/green-army/service-providers
Community information sessions on the Green Army Programme are underway in each state and territory during February 2015.