20 Million Trees and Green Army projects roll out in Oberon region
Federal Member for Calare, the Hon John Cobb MP has congratulated Local Land Services on successfully bringing together two Federal Government Programmes, 20 Million Trees and the Green Army, to benefit the Oberon Region.
The combined support will see the Fish River and Sewell’s Creek rehabilitation and biodiversity corridors project, benefit from $100,000 in funding for 12,000 trees, and a Green Army team to plant them.
“This funding is going to where the action is – to plant native trees that will help our threatened species. I’m delighted that the Coalition Government can help to progress such a worthy project, and I look forward to seeing the results’” Mr Cobb said.
This week Mr Cobb visited one of the landholders involved in Tarana. Mr Cobb said, “it’s great to see local land holders getting involved to keep our region healthy”.
The project will connect the vegetation of the Great Dividing Range along the eastern edge of the Central New South Wales Tablelands with isolated islands of native vegetation in the west. These areas contain numerous threatened species including the Booroolong frog, copper butterfly and black gum community.
“The 20 Million Trees initiative is an important part of the Australian Government's National Landcare Programme and the Green Army programme not only benefits the environment, but also provides participants with skills and experience they can use elsewhere in the workforce. I congratulate Local Land Services on successfully combining both for such an important project.
More information on the programme and the successful projects is available at www.nrm.gov.au/20-million-trees
A full list of approved Green Army Round Four projects is available at: www.australia.gov.au/greenarmy.