Local, Independant and Effective

90 sec statement - Green Army impact in Indi

Posted August 19, 2015



CATHY McGOWAN (Indi) (13:42): As we all know, government programs can have a real impact at a community level. Parklands Albury Wodonga, in partnership with Wodonga Urban Landcare Network and the Green Army, are doing great work in Albury-Wodonga.

Recently I had the pleasure of meeting participants of round 2 on a brisk, wintry day by Felltimber Creek (pictured), seeing the excellent work being carried out by participants—Brendan, Chris, Jimmy, Chris, Kylie, Kim, Alisha and Bethany—and communications ranger Anne Stelling. A warm 'thank you' to the volunteers who provided such a delicious morning tea, to the board of Parklands and the urban network, and to all the community members who support this very important local program. The focus of the program is skills development, building community leadership skills, learning about working as a team and the practical application of environmental science and plant identification.

Applications for round 4 of the Green Army are now open, and I encourage all environmental groups to consider putting in an application for heritage projects, remote areas, Indigenous communities or to protect threatened species. I would particularly like to acknowledge the strategic approach that Parklands and the urban network have taken in Wodonga. Thank you for your great work, and I wish you luck in the next round.

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