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An environmental health team in Bellingen Shire in New South Wales (NSW), the 'Green Team' or 'Blackfoot Environmental Warriors' (as they prefer to be known), is enjoying a successful start to the year.
National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Pest Management Officer Mr Tim Scanlon said the Green Team has undertaken bush regeneration works at various sites across the Dorrigo Plateau as well as completing a Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management.
'Over the past seven months the team have undertaken bush regeneration works at several properties owned by the Dorrigo Plateau Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC) and within Dorrigo National Park, as well as paving works at Dangar Falls,' said Mr Scanlon. 'In 2014 the team will be undertaking work on their existing work sites and following receipt of other external funding, additional work sites in Dorrigo National Park, Junuy Juluum National Park, along the Bielsdown River in Dorrigo with the Cork Memorial Trust and other contract works.'
The team works three days a week, which includes training provided by Environmental Training and Employment (EnviTE). The team was initially funded by the Federal Government's Biodiversity fund through the Jaliigirr alliance project.
Source: The Coffs Coast Advocate