Army in front line of battle with weeds

An army marched into the Shire of Dardanup this week to wage a war on weeds.

A group of seven Green Army participants and their supervisor assisted the Shire of Dardanup with the removal of woody weed, Sydney Golden Wattle, in Marri Reserve, Eaton.

They also undertook a day-long weed mapping exercise of the Leicester and Elbow/Eelup wetlands, to assist with targeted weed control in the future.

The Green Army’s efforts this week will assist the shire in preserving its biodiversity.

The Green Army is a Federal Government program open to school leavers, gap year students, graduates and job seekers between the ages of 17 and 24 years.

Participants are paid for up to 30 hours work a week for a period of 20- 26 weeks and can complete accredited training modules.