Monday, December 1, 2014

Green Army seeking recruits for local work

LOCAL young people aged from 17 to 24 are invited to apply to become part of a new team to undertake a variety of environmental activities on the banks of the Derwent and Lachlan rivers at New Norfolk. The team will be working in a traineeship capacity and will be removing weeds and enhancing local walking track facilities as part of the Australian Government's "Green Army" initiative.

The team will completing meaningful work in the local community including improving sensitive wetlands that are home to a number of native birds and platypus. The project starts soon and runs for six months.

The Green Army is open to young people including indigenous Australians, school leavers, gap year students, graduates and job seekers who are looking to develop skills, undertake training and gain valuable experience. Successful applicants will receive accredited training relevant to the industry, and a traineeship wage.

Interested people can contact Sophia Newman at Conservation Volunteers for more information, by calling 6231 1779 or by looking up the website at www.environment.gov.au/green-army. Applications can be completed online.

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