Job Skill Opportunities for Local Young People
The Australian Government is offering local young people the opportunity to learn about the Green Army programme that offers young people skills, training and experience to improve their future career prospects.
The six-month programme is open to young people aged 17 and 24 who are interested in gaining practical training and experience while being paid to work in local environments. Green Army projects include restoring native vegetation, protecting animal habitats and regenerating wetlands.
Peel-Harvey Catchment Council’s (PHCC) Chair Jan Star AM said the program was a wonderful opportunity for young people of the Peel-Harvey Region to learn new skills, work outdoors and play a major role in protecting and restoring their own local environment.
“In recent months the PHCC has worked with Bridging the Gap’s Green Army team revegetating Wilgie Creek in the lower Murray Catchment, and two weeks ago the Harvey River Restoration Taskforce welcomed a team to join them in delivering a program of activities aimed to increase biodiversity linkages long the Harvey-River system.”
“The Harvey-River project will deliver a hands-on training programme that includes activities such as hand weeding, biodiversity monitoring, bank stabilisation, planting, tree guard removal, water quality sampling and foreshore river assessment,” explained Jan Star.
The PHCC is encouraging young Peel Region residents to find out more about the Australian Government’s Green Army programme and think about joining the growing band of people working on local projects to help protect Australia’s environment.
The Australian Government wants to ensure that as many young people and local communities as possible can benefit from this highly successful programme and is offering an information session for interested participants on Monday 3 August, 1-3pm at the Mercure Hotel Perth.
The session hosted by the Department of the Environment and Green Army Service Providers will provide information for interested young people on how to join a team as a Participant and will be available to answer any questions about the programme.
For the full schedule of information sessions and to find out more about joining a Green Army team visit www.environment.gov.au/green-army.
This project is supported through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.
Contact: Jane O’Malley, Chief Executive Officer, Peel-Harvey Catchment Council, Jane.Omalley@peel-harvey.org.au , (08) 6369 8800