Federal member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker said the Government was looking for environment and conservation projects that Green Army members can get stuck into.
Federal member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker said the Government was looking for environment and conservation projects that Green Army members can get stuck into. Rob Wright

We want you for the Green Army

COFFS COAST residents can now apply for community led Green Army projects that support practical, grassroots environment and heritage conservation activities.

The Australian Government is providing additional opportunities in the 2014 to 2015 financial year for community organisations, environment groups and local councils to apply for Green Army projects in Page.

Projects must run for 20 to 26 weeks and may be carried out across urban, regional and remote Australia on public land, Indigenous-held lands, or private land where there is a clear community and environmental and heritage benefit.

Federal member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker said the Government was looking for environment and conservation projects that will make a real difference to the environment and our local community, while providing meaningful training and skills to young people in Cowper.

"Green Army projects may involve restoring and protecting native habitat, weeding, revegetation, cleaning up waterways, creeks and rivers, fencing, gully remediation, preventing erosion, protecting and conserving heritage places and values, or monitoring and surveying on Indigenous and non-Indigenous lands," Mr Hartsuyker said.

Successful applicants will receive a team of up to nine Green Army participants, a team supervisor and project specific materials, such as seedlings, herbicide, mulch, matting and tree guards, in addition to the basic materials required to deliver a project.

Service Providers, appointed by the Australian Government will work with project sponsors to deliver projects in Cowper.

Applications for projects under the second round of the program are now open and will close on Tuesday, December 9 at 2pm.

To be eligible, projects must be ready to commence between 1 January 2015 and 30 June 2015.

Project guidelines for Round 2 and more information on the Green Army Program is available at http://www.environment.gov.au/green-army.



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