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Green Army provides a helping hand

News release
08 May 2017

A local Green Army team has been working in Arno Bay as part of the Australian Government funded Green Army initiative on Lower Eyre Peninsula.

Hosted by Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula, the team has delivered strong community and environmental outcomes for the region.

The team has recently been working along the Arno Bay foreshore between the boat harbour and the Arno Bay creek mouth removing invasive environmental weeds such as boxthorns which are growing within the coastal reserve.

Representatives for the Arno Bay Progress Association Neil and Lyn Wickstein worked with the Green Army and said they appreciate the members’ dedication.

“It was great to have this team of enthusiastic and energetic young people helping on our coastline by removing environmental weeds,” Mrs Wickstein said.

“Their work will help native plants to regenerate and improve the quality of this area for our native wildlife.“

Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula Coastal Management officer Rachael Kannussaar was happy to see the Green Army assisting on eastern Eyre Peninsula’s coastline.

“We value our coastal community groups working to look after and restore these fragile environments, and acknowledge the great work these volunteers are doing,” Ms Kannussaar said.

“It is invaluable when groups such as the Green Army are able to support smaller communities, by assisting with worthwhile environmental projects.”

For further information contact Susan Stovell on 8688 3201 or email

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