Green Army re­cruits get­ting down to work

LO­CAL PARKS, LAKES IM­PROVED

Cockburn Gazette - - OPINION -

LO­CAL parks and lakes are re­ceiv­ing at­ten­tion through an ini­tia­tive of­fer­ing young con­ser­va­tion­ists a way to gain ex­pe­ri­ence.

Manning Park in Hamil­ton Hill, Lit­tle Rush Lake in Yange­bup and Bi­bra Lake will ben­e­fit, with a Green Army (GA) team work­ing with the City of Cock­burn on nat­u­ral re­source man­age­ment works.

The GA teams, which are made up of nine people aged be­tween 17 and 24 and a su­per­vi­sor, work on con­ser­va­tion projects across the coun­try.

City of Cock­burn en­gi­neer­ing and works di­rec­tor Charles Sul­li­van said teams would help with plant­ing, weed con­trol and dieback treat­ment.

“The pro­ject will con­tinue un­til early 2017 with the teams un­der­tak­ing work at Manning Park, Lit­tle Rush Lake and Bi­bra Lake,” he said.

“The teams are cur­rently in­stalling over 4000 na­tive plants and re­mov­ing pri­or­ity weeds across these re­serves and gain­ing prac­ti­cal ex­pe­ri­ence on projects im­por­tant to pro­tect­ing habi­tat for the en­dan­gered Carn­aby’s black cock­a­toos.”

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d455814

Green Army mem­bers Gil­lian Lim, Natasha Vaughan-Tay­lor, Braden Pisani, Laura Clarke, Ryan Leech, Pa­trick An­der­son, Ju­lian Bar­rett and su­per­vi­sor Holly Poole.

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