Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Green Army to Restore Mary River

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Green Army to Restore Mary River

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A COALITION Government would provide up to $125,000 to support local efforts to restore the banks of the Mary River through the Coalition's Green Army program, Federal Member for Wide Bay Warren Truss announced at Traveston Crossing yesterday.

Save the Mary River Co-ordinating Group President Glenda Pickersgill, who was present, said she welcomed any financial assistance to help rebuild the Mary Valley community and river and help protect endangered species.

The Mary River Green Army project would be undertaken by the Mary River Catchment Co-ordinating Committee.

Catchment Officer Steve Burgess said funding would support projects to restore the river bank and improve the condition of the Mary River and surrounds.

aThe Green Army will assist in the re-vegetation of stream banks at up to 25 sites near Traveston. The project will be undertaken in partnership with local community groups and land owners,a Mr Truss said. The Traveston Crossing dam debacle highlighted the need for work to be done to help sustain the river and protect its endangered and threatened species, he said. …

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