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Green Army improves the environment while learning valuable skills

8 September 2017

Young people will gain valuable employment skills while helping improve the local environment thanks to a partnership between Kingston Council and the Australian Government’s Green Army program.

Applications are now open for people aged 17-24 to work with Manpower and Landcare Australia on a six-month on-the-ground environmental project.

Kingston Mayor David Eden said the program offered young people valuable hands-on paid experience to help them kick-start a career in conservation management.
 
“The Green Army will help preserve and protect some of Kingston’s most beautiful and sensitive environments including the Mordialloc Creek, Edithvale Wetlands, Patterson River and Braeside Park,” Cr Eden said.
 
Green Army Team Supervisor Will McGowan is living proof the projects were a fantastic opportunity for young people looking to kick-start their career in conservation management.
“I started out as a Green Army trainee and gained valuable experience and I’m thrilled to be looking after the latest round of trainees,” Mr McGowan said.
 
Applications for the nine-person team are closing soon at manpower.com.au
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