Green Army volunteers dine out on luncheon

LISMORE City Council hosted a special thank you lunch yesterday for the Green Army that is helping win the battle against weeds and rehabilitate important areas of koala habitat in urban and rural areas.

In partnership with local Landcare groups, Friends of the Koala and landholders, a Green Army team of 17 to 24-year-olds has been working over the past six months to reduce habitat fragmentation as part of the Koala Habitat Restoration Project.

Three more teams will continue that work over the next 18 months across 60 hectares of public and private land.

"NSW koalas are a threatened species and programs such as Green Army are vital to help protect them through practical, on-ground works," council's environmental strategies officer Anton Nguyen said.

"We can't thank EnviTE Environment and the Green Army enough for their help and dedication working across multiple locations putting in 30 hours every week."