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Join Green Corps and save the creek

Media Release: 18 July 2007

Save Our Waterways Now Inc (SOWN) is recruiting ten young people to work on environmental projects for six months starting on 20 August 2007.

SOWN Secretary Anne Jones said the Green Corps program was for young people aged 17-20 years.

“We are calling for young people who are interested in making a difference for the environment,” Anne said.

The Green Corps team will receive training in first aid, workplace health and safety, as well as a Certificate 1 in conservation and land management.

Work clothing will be supplied including uniforms, hat and boots, and participants will receive a training wage of $238 per week.

  • working on the Ithaca Intact project to restore Ithaca Creek, Bardon
  • plant and weed identification, and plant tagging
  • monitoring fauna, water watch and fish monitoring
  • weeding and site preparation
  • planting local native plant species to improve habitat and stabilise creek banks
  • working with SOWN members
  • seed collection and plant propagation at SOWN Nursery
  • restoring the new SOWN premises at The Gap
  • developing and planting a display garden at the SOWN premises.

The Green Corps program is funded by the Australian Government and managed by Conservation Volunteers Australia in association local sponsor groups.

SOWN is the catchment association for Enoggera Creek and its tributaries including Ithaca and Fish Creeks in Brisbane’s north-west.

Be a part of the Green Corps Team. Telephone today.


For further information telephone: Michael Dicketts on 3846 0893 or 0437 828 924