Green Army Tumut

"Restoring fitness and connectivity in aquatic and riparian zones in the Snowy Mountains".

Tumut Shire Council is a successful recipient of the federally funded Green Army Program. The Green Army is a hands-on, practical, environmental action program that supports local environment and heritage conservation projects across Australia.

The programme provides opportunities for young Australians aged 17-24 years to gain training and experience in environmental and heritage conservation fields and explore careers in conservation management, while participating in projects that generate real benefits for the environment.

Green Army teams of 10 (up to nine participants and one team supervisor) will be deployed to projects lasting 20-26 weeks across Australia to help communities deliver local conservation outcomes. Projects will be guided by local community needs and contribute to Australia's national and international environmental priorities and obligations. Manpower Australia is the service provider for the project and the team supervisor is Fiona Hope. 

Tumut Shire Council project will remove environmental weeds and reinstate native endemic riparian species to filter and cleanse the aquatic systems at Tumut Wetlands, McFarlane’s Creek and Rotary Pioneer Park. The project will restore fitness and connectivity in aquatic and riparian zones in the Snowy Mountains.  

"Supported by the Australian Government’s Green Army Programme and Manpower Australia".