Thou­sands of tress are set to be planted around the Bur­nett

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

THE Man­power’s Green Army team is re­turn­ing to the North Bur­nett as part of a na­tion­ally funded en­vi­ron­men­tal pro­gram.

Af­ter the suc­cess of their last project, Man­power’s Green Army has once again sent Green Army su­per­vi­sor Mark Cachia to the re­gion.

“This one we are do­ing now is with the Bur­nett Catch­ment Care As­so­ci­a­tion, we will be work­ing closely with them as part of the 20 mil­lion tress funded project,” Mr Cachia said.

“The govern­ment is hop­ing to see 20 mil­lion tress planted across the coun­try and we will look to plant around 6,000, with three thou­sand al­ready planted from a pre­vi­ous project.

“This is very sim­i­lar to the last time but a dif­fer­ent project, the fo­cus will be on re-veg­e­ta­tion.”

The Green Army will hire up to nine peo­ple for the du­ra­tion of the pro­gram and is look­ing to source lo­cals for the po­si­tions.

“We will also be work­ing closely with some land own­ers, we have one prop­erty on board al­ready,” Mr Cachia said.

“The last pro­gram we did was a suc­cess for us and we hope to do the same this time.”

The plant­ing pro­gram is funded by the Fed­eral Govern­ment and as such only Aus­tralia cit­i­zens will be el­i­gi­ble to par­tic­i­pate.

“The work will hope­fully help bring back more na­tive wild life to the area as well,” Mr Cachia said.

If you are an in­ter­ested prop­erty owner of would like to ap­ply to help you can phone Mr Cachia on 0409 600 860.

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