Green Army launches in Blue Mountains

| March 18, 2015

Young residents are helping to improve their local environment through the Green Army, a conservation initiative launched in the Blue Mountains on April 7.
The region’s Green Army project will work on improving walking tracks in the upper mountains, from Wentworth Falls to Katoomba.
Green Army Team Supervisor Mary Marks said the initiative is a great way for young people to learn new skills and to help our environment and our tourism economy which depends on it.
“The Green Army initiative connects youth aged between 17 and 24 with meaningful employment through important ecological projects across the local region.
“Participants will acquire skills, training and experience that will improve their employment prospects, whilst improving their local region for their communities.”
Participants will receive an allowance for the duration of their placement, and will be supported to obtain employment as part of the project.
Delivered through a partnership between Blue Mountains City Council, with support from Council’s Environment Levy, and MTC Australia/Job Futures, the project is part of the Australia wide Green Army initiative and is the largest-ever team of young people supporting environmental action across the country.
For more information, please contact Green Army Regional Coordinator Steven Fleischmann on 1300 BECOME.

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