A greener outlook
THE Swan and Canning community are expectd to reap the benefits of the new Green Army projects set to roll out across the nation.
Round Four of the Green Army projects will focus on protecting heritage sites and threatened species.
“Across the country there are 397 new Green Army projects under round four of the program,” Swan MHR Steve Irons said.
“This brings the total number of approved Green Army projects to 1145 since it started in 2014.
“Over the coming months, our community here in Swan will see Green Army participants hard at work for the environment.”
Swan’s projects include the middle Swan River catchment area restoration and rehabilitation program, which will focus on bushland and wetland reserves in Swan and Canning.
Round four will also have strong focus on threatened species recovery.
Environment Minister Greg Hunt said more than 200 new projects would support threatened species recovery.
“Overall, 311 projects will support threatened species recovery, including 119 projects that will address priority threatened species under the threatened species strategy,” Mr Hunt said.
“Participants will carry out recovery actions for priorty threatened birds and mammals, or take action to reduce the impact of feral cats.”
The Green Army program’s new projects will aim to work on national and world heritage-listed sites around the country.