Green Army digs deep

Read about a major revegetation project.

This article appears in City Limits magazine - Issue 50 - December 2015.

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The City of Marion Workskil Youth Green Army group has planted more than 15,000 native plants across the region as part of a major revegetation project.

The Green Army is a hands-on, practical environmental action program that supports local environmental and heritage conservation projects across Australia. It is an Australian Government program for young people aged 17 to 24 who are interested in protecting their local environment.

The group dug 10,000 holes at the Oaklands Wetland biodiversity corridor which enabled 250 volunteers to plant trees and shrubs at the site on Planet Ark Tree Day in July.

The plantings were undertaken at 10 sites, including Morphett Rd Reserve, Roy Lander Reserve, Trott Park Creek and Glade Crescent Reserve.

Plantings aim to improve endangered Grey Box woodlands and provide habitat for vulnerable birds, including the Black-Chinned Honey Eater and Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoo. 


 

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