GREEN THUMBS: Months of manual labour has finished for local Green Army teams with the completion of projects on the Coffs Coast.
GREEN THUMBS: Months of manual labour has finished for local Green Army teams with the completion of projects on the Coffs Coast. David Barwell

Green Army signs off on the Coffs Coast

EIGHTEEN months of hard work has paid off for dedicated Green Army teams with the completion of conservation work on the Coffs Coast.

Green Army teams have treated environmental weeds in more than 30ha of bushland and revitalised areas including the Coffs Coast Regional Park.

Teams have also planted thousands of coastal native plants and propagated more than 6kg of native seeds.

The final Green Army was completed at Macauleys Headland on Thursday.

Mitchell Wolfe, 22, was one of many dedicated workers, having joined the Green Army in a six-month break from studying environmental science at SCU.

"It's been really good for some of the subjects I've been doing, to go out and see the environmental processes in the real world," he said.

"I can't see myself doing indoor work after this."

Funding for the Green Army was slashed in last year's federal budget, with projects now capped to 500 a year.

Green Army team supervisor Pedro Lyra said future applications would be made for projects on the Coffs Coast.

He said the Green Army's work had been "invaluable", having cleared former mining sites that were operated in the 1960s and 70s and invasive weeds.

Green Army projects were facilitated by Envite Environment with the support of Coffs Harbour Local Aboriginal Land Council and Coffs Harbour Regional Landcare.



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