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Call for Aboriginal youth who ‘Warna’ work on Country.

News release
29 June 2016

Aboriginal job seekers aged between 17 and 24 are being invited to apply for Green Army positions now, ready for an intended August start. Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula, in partnership with Conservation Volunteers Australia, is supporting an indigenous Green Army team on Lower Eyre Peninsula this year.

Aboriginal Partnerships Team Leader Sophie Keen said this provided an excellent opportunity for young Aboriginal people.

“I encourage people that want to be part of a team that makes a difference to the environment and local community apply now or call her to discuss what is involved,” she said.

“This year the focus of the Green Army work will be to protect and enhance habitat critical to the survival of native plants, such as the Eyre Peninsula Blue Gum, coastal saltmarsh and high priority coastal areas.

“As part of a Green Army team, employees will have ample opportunity to gain new skills, training and experience, that all help young people when trying to enter the workforce, improve career opportunities or further education and training.

“We’ll particularly be building the skills and capacity to implement conservation actions across important areas that support threatened species and communities, including the Eyre Hills bioregion, Coffin Bay, the Mt Dutton and Kellidie Bay coastal wetland system, which is of high conservation value, and in national parks.”

Green Army team members will also be involved in feral cat, rabbit and fox control, weed control, fencing construction, walking track maintenance, seed collection and propagation, revegetation activities, coastal erosion works, stone masonry and ecological monitoring programs such as bushland birds, vegetation condition and monitoring feral species.

To find out more about participating in this Green Army project contact Sophie Keen at Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula by calling 0437 716 443.

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