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The Green Army help revegetation project in Swindlers Valley

Mount Hotham Resort Management welcomed the enthusiastic help of The Green Army on environmental projects in the Resort during March.

The Green Army is a six month programme for young Australians aged 17-24 years to train and work in the environment and to participate in environmental projects in their local communities. It is open to school leavers, gap year students, graduates and job seekers.

It’s an exciting opportunity for young people to work on local environmental projects, whilst gaining practical skills and training. Many young people have gone on to jobs in the environmental industries after completing a Green Army project.

Participants are trained in first aid and work health and safety before starting the projects on site and have an opportunity to complete accredited training modules to help prepare for the workforce and improve their career opportunities.

Green Army activities include planting and growing native seedlings, weed control, constructing boardwalks and walking tracks to protect local wildlife, revegetation and restoring local parks, restoring vegetation, rejuvenating wetlands and rivers, protecting and creating animal habitats and conserving Indigenous Heritage places. At Mt Hotham the team helped plant native grasses in hard rocky ground, mulched with snowgum chips for revegetation of the Swindlers Valley Pipeline project.

The Green Army help a nationwide effort to clean up and protect Australia’s environment and lend a hand to their local community.

If you would like to be part of the Green Army, register your interest online at www.australia.gov.au/greenarmy and your contact details will be sent to a Service Provider who will let you know about local projects in your area.

Mount Hotham Resort Management are hoping to see the team back for another session before the start of the 2016 winter season depending on their other projects in the area.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

01 April 2016