Member for Durack Melissa Price, a keen environmental advocate, is pleased to announce Stage 1 of Geraldton’s Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo Propagation Re-vegetation project commenced on January 25.
“The Geraldton Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo Propagation Revegetation Project will be based at the City of Greater Geraldton Community Nursery,” Ms Price said.
“The Green Army Team will propagate native seedlings in the nursery that will provide habitat and foraging food for the endangered black cockatoo.
“The team will also educate the public that visit the nursery on the importance of planting native seedlings in their backyards and how it can contribute to increasing the Carnaby’s populations.
“They will also help with planting activities around the City of Greater Geraldton to improve habitat values for the Carnaby’s.
“Planting native flora for the black cockatoo during this project will provide much needed food sources and habitat for this endangered species.”
The announcement follows the work Ms Price delivered in the last 12 months including the restoration of the Chapman and Greenough estuaries, the Chapman River & Greenough River Flood Project, and the commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28 per cent lower than 2005 levels by 2030.
“We won’t have a society if we destroy the environment,” Ms Price said.
“The environment is where we all meet, where all have mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.
“These participants will not only be generating real environment and conservation benefits for our community, but they will be gaining valuable practical training and experience to help them prepare for the workforce or further training and improve their career opportunities.”
Right across Australia, the Green Army is making a real difference to the environment and local communities through projects such as restoring and protecting habitat, weeding, planting, cleaning up creeks and rivers and restoring cultural heritage places.
The Green Army is Australia’s largest-ever voluntary team supporting environmental action across the country.
Further opportunities to join a Green Army project can be found online: australia.gov.au/greenarmy