Are you a 17-24 year old interested in working outdoors and learning new skills in conservation? If so, a National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) hosted Green Army project in Coonabarabran may be ideal for you.
NPWS is seeking participants in a Green Army project working on restoration projects in Warrumbungle National Park.
NPWS area manager Mark Fosdick, said the project was due to start late Februray.
“The Green Army team will work on improving visitor-access tracks, improving erosion issues, weeds and pest monitoring, as well as other important conservation work,” Mrs Fosdick said.
“It’s a great opportunity for young people who like to be outdoors to get paid while they help the environment and learn some new nationally- accredited skills.”
While not actually employed by NPWS, participants will work alongside NPWS staff.
Participants in Green Army are employed by recruitment company, Manpower, who look after their uniforms, pay and recruitment.
“The first Green Army project will start on 22 February and there are still places available,” Mr Fosdick said.
“The first project will run for 20 weeks, with a further two projects also planned to start later in the year, potentially providing up to 18 months of paid work for participants.
“The projects are aimed at helping the park’s recovery from fire and enhancing our habitat for threatened and other native species.”
NPWS field officer, Bill McKinnon working on a walking track in the Warrumbungle National Park. Participants in the Green Army project will assist with similar tasks.