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Conservation Volunteers Australia hosted a launch for their latest community project at the Hoo Hoo Hut in Trevallyn Nature Recreation Area, on Thursday 10 March.

The National Green Jobs Corps community project will assist plans to upgrade recreational tracks in Launceston’s Trevallyn and Kate Reed reserves.

The project is part of a strategy for the reserves and will complement track work already done by the Launceston Mountain Bike Club and local volunteers. The Launceston Mountain Bike Club received a grant from Sport and Recreation Tasmania’s Trails and Bikeways Grant Program in 2010 to work in partnership with Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service to implement the reserves’ track strategy.

The strategy was developed by the Parks and Wildlife Service and aims to rationalise track systems, ensuring they are environmentally sustainable and that activities are consistent with reserve management objectives.

A multi-use track network will be developed with a focus on upgrading, re-routing and rehabilitating various tracks. A dedicated team will undertake building, maintenance, rehabilitation and weed control works.

National Green Jobs Corps is an Australian Government youth development program offering people aged between 17 and 24 years the opportunity to receive quality training while participating in projects that contribute to significant environmental and cultural heritage initiatives. It is funded by the Department of Education Employment and Workplace Relations.

National Green Jobs Corps contribute to track upgrade at reserves

Launceston City Council Mayor, Ald Albert van Zetten addresses project participants at the launch, watched on by Senator Helen Polley (right) and Ald Rosemary Armitage.

National Green Jobs Corps contribute to track upgrade at reserves

Ranger Justin Widdowson and field officer Jane Hutchinson fired the barbeque for a well deserved celebration lunch for the participants.