The Green Army has come to Parkes and will be here for the next 20 weeks. Central West Lachlan Landcare (CWLL) succeeded in Round 4 of the Green Army Programme and managed to secure three consecutive teams for the Parkes area. The teams consist of six participants between the ages of 17 and 24 years, overseen by Guy Bennett as the team supervisor.
The teams will be working on projects to maintain and improve biodiversity with the focus on increasing the biodiversity and connecting Box Gum Grassy Woodlands and Weeping Myall Woodlands. These woodlands are listed as Endangered Ecological Communities. “We are fortunate to have seasonal conditions that are conducive to planting,” said Project Officer for CWLL, Marg Applebee.
“CWLL are looking forward to working with the Parkes and Forbes Council’s on projects that will benefit our communities and provide a cleaner and greener area for us to live in.” Marg said the group would not just be planting trees, but they would also be learning to identify, collect and grow local seed. “They will be learning how to work as a team and gain experience that will provide a platform to future work opportunities when they leave the programme.”
Marg is asking local landholders, who have projects that they think the Green Army could contribute to, to contact her on 6862 4914.
The Green Army is a hands-on, practical environmental action programme for young Australians who are interested in protecting their local environment.