The ACT Catchment Groups, ParkCare and Landcare and Conservation Volunteers Green Army Partnership 2015- 2017 – ACT
The partnership to deliver a community-driven Green Army Program to the local Landcare community extended across the ACT Region over two years, led by the Southern ACT Catchment Group with Service Provider ACT’s Conservation Volunteers Australia, and in partnership with Gininnderra and Molonglo Catchment Groups. This program provided six Green Army teams as a ‘conservation workforce’ for more than 60 Landcare groups and individual landholders in the region. The six teams, including an entirely Aboriginal team, assisted in the completion of over 250 water quality and macro-invertebrate surveys and riparian assessments, over 650 hectares of weeding, the planting of over 14,500 native plants, and 100 hectares of erosion management. These 56 young people received basic training in land management and significantly boosted the work and capacity of dedicated local volunteer Landcare groups who are largely made up of older Australians.