Big return for a small outlay: Groups throughout CBS benefit from Green Team work, says Bent
The Shoreline | Vol. 31 No. 46 (January 30 2019)
It will cost the town some $3,500 up front, but if its application for a Green Team is approved Conception Bay South will get seven times worth of work back from the four young people it will hire to work on environmental and ecological projects throughout the community this summer.
Ward 1 councillor Darrin Bent made the motion for council to approve the funding. He noted the Green Team members will report to the Town’s Parks Commission, if the application to the provincial Conservation Corps is accepted.
“The Green Team is an annual endeavour that council supports,” said Bent. “The young people who are hired take part in a number of worthwhile projects throughout the community and work with local groups on green projects. The groups usually include places like the Manuels River Natural Heritage Society, the Kelligrews Ecological Enhancement Program (KEEP), the Chamberlains Park Action Committee, Topsail Beach and a number of different town initiatives… If they approve our application for $24,500, we’ll have a good program again this year.”