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Green Army – Tasmania

About the Green Army

Green Army LogoAre you aged between 17 and 24, an Australian citizen or permanent resident and would like to be a part of a team that will make a real difference to the environment in your local community?

Would you like to be paid an allowance while gaining skills, training and experience that can help you enter the workforce, improve your career opportunities or further your education and training?

The Green Army is an Australian Government initiative open to young people including Indigenous Australians, school leavers, gap year students, graduates and job seekers who are looking for employment to develop skills, undertake training and gain experience in the delivery of conservation.

The Green Army provides all the tools, PPE and training required for each Project. Local transport to the project site is also provided to Green Army participants.

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Green Army Projects – Tasmania

To apply for a position on Green Army please submit an application by selecting your preferred project below. It is only necessary to submit one application to participate in a Green Army project. If your application is successful, we will endeavour to place you on your preferred project, subject to availability.

If you would like to speak to someone regarding a Green Army project before applying, please contact your local office.

Project ID: E1689X710465

Anticipated Start Date: 05/06/2017

The objective of this proposal is to address key threats to beach nesting birds in Eastern Tasmania; including the EPBC listed Hooded Plover.
Threats include;
Nest disturbance/egg crushing caused by human and animal (dog/cat) interference, entanglement and ingestion of marine debris and weed encroachment on nesting sites.
These threats will be addressed by:
Surveying known breeding/habitat locations, Community education – including the development of signage and materials for public distribution, weed control and coastal clean ups.

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Project ID: B0340027603G

Anticipated Start Date: 17/07/2017

The Project will assist with the heritage conservation of Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority managed Sites (but predominantly the Coal Mines Historic Site), and will potentially extend to the other Tasmania sites that comprise the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage Listing. Activities that protect, conserve and present the heritage values of these places will be undertaken. Recommendations in the Coal Mines Historic Site Master Plan (2013) will be pursued, including research activities, liaising with Aboriginal Heritage Tasmania to establish a protocol for engaging with the Aboriginal community, data capture for entry into the Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority Asset Management System, visitor surveying, and establishing and staffing an information centre at the old Caretakers Cottage.

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Project ID: E1613X710392

Anticipated Start Date: 03/07/2017

The Tamar River and Esk Rivers Green Army Project will address the following:
Protect and enhance local areas of the Tamar River, including Kings Bridge.
Extend the existing habitat of the endangered Lesser Joyweed (Alternathera denticulata), as well as enhance local tracks for the benefit of the community.
Renew the local environment by planting of native plants and removal of weed species.

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Project ID: E1610X710369

Anticipated Start Date: 31/07/2017

This project will protect, maintain and enhance local coastal areas and adjacent landscape, with a focus on mitigating threats to, and enhancing habitat for nationally listed threatened species and communities. Projects will include removing weeds and revegetating coastal areas with native species, removing coastal debris, and managing recreational access to protect sensitive coastal values and shorebird habitat. Additional activities will include supporting landholders and community groups in north-eastern Tasmania undertaking works to protect and enhance threatened species habitat, reduce weed threats, and improve water quality to receiving waters.

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