Eurobodalla Green Army workers spent Thursday adding a bit more native greenery to the 600 newly planted shrubs and trees at Little Lake, Narooma.
The planting was organised by Little Lake Landcare member Gillian Kearney to help celebrate National Tree Day with other planting and plant swap events happening around Eurobodalla Shire.
Six Green Army workers under the supervision of Eurobodalla coordinator Damon Lane on Thursday planted shade-loving plants such as lomandra grass, dianella and indigofera.
The new plantings were in the area where non-native invasive species such as morning glory vine and large coral tree had recently been removed. There had been 600 new plantings in the last three years.
In other news, Eurobodalla Council was recently awarded a Green Army Host of the Year at the recent Skillset Awards, while Mr Lane received a highly commended certificate for being Supervisor of the Year at the same awards.
Narooma meanwhile will be visited by national judges in upcoming weeks after last year winning the “Coastal Sustainable Community” award from Keep NSW Beautiful. The town will now be judged for the Clean Beach category award handed out nationally by Keep Australia Beautiful.
Green Army participants gain practical experience in environmental management and also did modules in conservation land management through TAFE. The federally funded program had seen the participants undertake weed control work, erosion control and planting throughout the Eurobodalla, often on council reserves.
Their services were also available to other Landcare and neighbourhood groups, and anyone interested in having the Green Army do work on their patch just needs to contact the environmental team at the Eurobodalla Shire Council.