The Federal Member for Aston, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, is calling on the Knox Council, community groups and individuals to submit ideas and proposals for new Green Army environmental projects throughout Knox.
The Green Army is a voluntary programme that funds hands-on, practical, grassroots action to support local environment and heritage conservation projects across Australia.
The Green Army initiative is an opportunity for young people in Knox aged 17-24 to gain training and experience in environmental and heritage conservation fields and explore careers in conservation management, at the same time as generating real benefits for the local Knox environment.
With application forms and project guidelines for Green Army projects now available, Mr Tudge has written to Knox Council and some community groups encouraging them to begin planning new projects in Knox.
“The Green Army can make a real difference to the Knox environment through projects such as restoring and protecting habitats, weeding, planting, cleaning up creeks and rivers and restoring cultural heritage places,” said Mr Tudge.
“In addition to that the participants will be paid an allowance and gain valuable skills in conservation management, teamwork and discipline in waking up each morning and committing to work.”
“I encourage all Knox locals and community groups who have a passion for the environment to get involved and submit a project proposal.”
Applications for project proposals are now open and close Friday 9 May 2014. To be eligible for the first round of the programme, projects must be ready to commence next financial year.
Project guidelines, information and applications are available at www.environment.gov.au/green-army