The Green Army, a nation-wide program that provides opportunities for young Australians to undertake environmental training and work experience, is now underway, with the announcement of the first 196 Green Army projects to roll out across the country.
These projects will kickstart the first year of the Green Army with further projects to be identified in the coming months.
The Australian Government has allocated $525 million for the Green Army over four years from 1 July 2014.
Australians aged 17-24 years will be able to gain training and experience in environmental and heritage conservation fields and explore careers in conservation management, whilst participating in on-ground projects.
Green Army teams will be deployed to projects lasting 20-26 weeks across Australia to help communities deliver local conservation outcomes.
Projects are guided by local community needs and contribute to Australia’s national and international environmental priorities and obligations.
The list of approved projects is available on the Green Army website.
If you are interested in getting involved in the Green Army there are a number of service providers in WA that will deliver conservation services as part of this program.