The team will learn how to control weeds (particularly Lantana), to foster re-generation of the rainforest and to revegetate the cleared areas. This will help to recreate a small area of the Veresdale Scrub for future generations to use, whilst giving the participants real work skills in land management and conservation.
The group will be given training to Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management and will undertake wildlife surveys, plant native trees and install an irrigation system. BoysTown will provide a program which will include accredited vocational training, life skills training, employment preparation and provision of support to the participants from the Elders. The project will help restore some of the Veresdale Scrub; improve passive recreational access; increase the ability of the community to undertake on ground action; and increase the awareness and understanding of the natural and cultural values of the Veresdale Scrub area.
Andy Grodecki President of LACA said "The project will help the young people get jobs and help the environment. We look forward to a long and productive partnership with the traditional owners and the other parties in the project. If anyone would like to volunteer to help with the Veresdale Scrub project please contact Carla Parker on 0408 785 448 or go to www.laca.org.au"