A total of $23,000 has been made available to Maroochy Waterwatch in the electorate of Fairfax under the federal government’s Green Army programme, which is designed to protect and enhance the local environment.
The programme provides training to young people and assists them in becoming familiar with revegetation, habitat and waterway rehabilitation, as well as the enhancement and management of natural, built and cultural heritage places.
“The purpose of this programme is to engage young people in activities that deliver real and lasting benefits for our unique environment, while improving employment and career opportunities,” said Federal Member for Fairfax, Clive Palmer.
“The funding allows these hard-working groups to continue their important work of protecting the environment and promoting environmental sustainability so that the beautiful natural attributes of our region can be enjoyed by future generations.
“These groups are making valuable contributions to protecting and conserving our environment as well as promoting a sustainable future for Australia,” Mr Palmer added.
Individuals, community groups, environment groups, and Indigenous organisations, local councils are encouraged to apply for funding in round three of the programme at www.environment.gov.au/green-army Applications close on 17 March 2015.