Green Army Maribyrnong River Rehabilitation Project
This project aims to restore and strengthen the open space corridor along the Maribyrnong River, Steele Creek and associated parks and reserves in Moonee Valley over a 6 month period.
There are nine young people, between the ages of 17 and 24, participating in the project as part of the Australian Government’s Green Army, under the direction of a team leader from Conservation Volunteers Australia.
Activities during the program will focus on revegetation, weed identification and treatment, erosion management and the maintenance of the open areas to provide more shade for visitors and habitat for local fauna.
The Green Army is an Australian Government initiative that taps into local knowledge and supports grassroots action to meet local environmental challenges.
The Green Army project will deliver tangible benefits for the local environment and heritage and provide the participating young people with skills, training and experience to help them enter the workforce or improve their career opportunities.
The project will boost the works regularly undertaken along the Maribyrnong River and Steele Creek by the Friends of Maribyrnong River, Friends of Afton Street Conservation Park and Friends of Steele Creek. Find out more about these local conservation groups or to volunteer at any age refer to our Planting Calendar.
Find out more about the Green Army program.
The Maribyrnong River rehabilitation project is supported by the Australian Government’s Green Army Program and Moonee Valley City Council.