Moylan launches Eastern Hills Bushland and Rivercare Project
Posted on Wednesday, 15 September 2004
Member for Pearce Judi Moylan officially launched the Eastern Hills Bushland and Rivercare Project in Mundaring today.
Ms Moylan regularly attends Green Corps launches and graduations and continues to highlight the important work of these teams in preserving the environment for future generations.
Green Corps - Young Australians for the Environment program is a youth initiative of the Coalition Federal Government. The Green Corps program was announced in the Federal Budget on 20th August 1996. Following the success of the program, the Coalition Federal Government announced continued funding to provide at least 1,700 placements each year.
To date, over 12,000 young people have participated in over 1,200 Green Corps projects. Green Corps is a voluntary youth development and environmental training program for young people aged between 17-20.
The program provides young people with the opportunity to conserve, preserve and restore Australia’s natural environment and cultural heritage.
The environmental outputs achieved from completed projects include propagation and planting of over 11 million trees, erection of more than 4,700 kilometres of fencing, removal of over 39,000 hectares of weeds, collection of more than 7,700 kilograms of seeds and construction or maintenance of more than 5,000 kilometres of walking track / boardwalk.
The Australian Government has contracted Job Futures and Greening Australia to deliver the program nationally from 2002 to 2005. Job Futures and Greening Australia is responsible for providing 1 700 places each year, selecting participants, establishing and supervising projects and providing field support to the Green Corps teams.
Interested persons can obtain information about Green Corps projects or placements by phoning the Freecall number on 1800 077 700 or visit the website www.greencorps.com.au