Thousands of tress are set to be planted around the Burnett
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.