The Green Army was a 6-month programme for youth aged between 17-24 years old to train and work in the environment. The projects included restoring native vegetation, heritage restoration, protecting animal habitats and regenerating wetlands in urban, rural and remote areas.
Bridging the Gap had ongoing Green Army programmes throughout the year and welcomed young Australians interested in protecting the environment, participants vary from school leavers, graduates, Indigenous youth and unemployed job-seekers. Youth that joined the programme received accredited training such as Work Readiness, Conservation and Land Management, Heritage Conservation and team members obtain Certificate I or II qualifications or nationally endorsed skills, for future career prospects.
Programmes were held at many locations including our Ngulla Community and Training Facility and all the way in Geraldton. The Green Army supported local environmental action and helped communities deliver important local conservation outcomes, undertake a range such as propagating and planting native seedlings; weed control; re-vegetation and regeneration of local parks; habitat protection and restoration; improving water quality by cleaning up waterways; re-vegetation of sand dunes and mangroves; creek bank regeneration; foreshore and beach restoration; construction of boardwalks and walking tracks to protect local wildlife; and cultural heritage restoration.
We are sad that this project has come to an end and thank all the participants who joined us over the last couple years!