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Thanks to our retiring treasurer
Welcome to our new treasurer
Renew your membership
Join the Tuesday Club
Dickson Park Anniversary
Tour de Tamborine funds
Great holiday reading at the Piccabeen Bookshop
Our second-hand bookshop has some great books at low cost - just the thing for those lazy summer days. Call in to meet the volunteers, find information about TM Landcare and browse the hundreds of donated books while you're there.

Gift vouchers are available too.
The Piccabeen Bookshop is maintained entirely by volunteers and all income is returned to TM Landcare's projects.
Shop 15 / 10 Main St Nth Tamborine (Behind the shops and down the laneway beside The Olive Branch)
News Flash
Friday 20th January 2012 
Thanks to our retiring treasurer
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Maureen Schmidt has reluctantly had to retire as treasurer for reasons of health. During her time in the role Maureen made a great contribution by setting up systems to enhance our financial transparency and accountability. The Management Committee really appreciated her keen eye and attention to detail. Thanks, Maureen! We trust your future life here on the mountain will be restful and health-giving.
Welcome to our new treasurer
We welcome Tony Hall onto our Management Committee. Tony has just taken on the role of our Treasurer. In introducing himself, Tony writes: "I am now retired, having spent my career in the IT industry. I moved to the mountain about six months ago and have got myself involved in a number of community activities, including the Little Theatre, Lions and the Golf Club as well as Landcare. I have always had a keen, if pragmatic, interest in the environment and am looking forward to helping Landcare as Treasurer as well as taking part in on-ground activities."

Thanks for volunteering for this vital role, Tony!
Icon MeetingsBeat the rush - renew your membership  

Your Landcare membership was due on 1st January 2012. 
There are several easy ways to continue to support our valuable work:
  • through direct debit (BSB: 084-835; account: 8961 959 89 - be sure to use your surname and initials as the reference)
  • by cheque made out to Tamborine Mountain Landcare Inc and delivered to the bookshop or posted to the Membership Secretary (PO Box 161 North Tamborine QLD 4272)
  • by cash at the bookshop.

You can pay for one year or three in advance.

To update your membership details, please download and fill out the membership renewal form: go to, follow the link from Member Services to Library and then to Administration.  


A small payment helps make a large difference to our work!
Icon for Save Trees messageJoin the Tuesday Team 

On the first Tuesday morning of each month, a new team of volunteers led by our Regeneration Coordinator, Judy Roland, is working (and having fun and cakes) at any one of our active regeneration sites that need some TLC.
Our latest working bee was held at Ohia Court. A great team worked vigorously and cleared weeds from the lower part of the site.

We'd love it if you could join us whenever you can, get to know some keen Landcare members and our various sites, and help restore our mountain's rainforests.

With assistance from SRRC through an environmental grant for 2012 we plan to continue this very valuable work throughout the year. 

For more information about what's involved and when our next working bee is scheduled, contact Judy Roland ( / 5545 2052).
Dickson Park Anniversary 
Icon for Save Trees messageOn Saturday 10th March we will be celebrating 28 years of revegetation work in John Dickson Conservation Park. Do join us then to see what can be achieved over an extended period.  There will be a short ceremony commencing at 10a.m. followed by morning tea and the opportunity to explore the Park.

The first planting took place in March 1984 and was done by the Tamborine Mountain Field Naturalists' Club under the leadership of John Dickson. That group continued working in the Park until 1991 when the group disbanded due to age and illness. Apart from Council mowing, minimal work was done until the current group was set up and began work under Ian Stephen in 2000. When Ian Stephen moved to Tasmania in July 2002, Elizabeth Russell took over as coordinator and the group  has continued weeding and planting to the present time.

Over the 28 years, the Park has been transformed from an open grassy paddock with a few eucalypts and acacias to a shady forested parkland with a dense gully supporting a variety of birds and other animals. Recently a short walking track was constructed and the working group has attached name labels to many of the trees, adding an educational element to the Park.

On 10th March we will have on display photos depicting progress over the years, diaries and work schedules recording what was done and by whom, and maps indicating when each section was planted. A number of the original TMFNC members will be attending as well as current workers, invited guests and local residents.

Put the date in your diary - we hope to see you there.

Below: smoko at Dickson Park, 1984.

Tour de Tamborine funds for TML
Icon for News ItemsJust recently we received the wonderful news that the proceeds from the Tour de Tamborine event held in November last year have been deposited
into our bank account.

The Tour de Tamborine organising committee have very generously allocated the full portion of our proposed $5,000 to help fund activities for junior and family activities. Extra funding from direct sponsorships amounted to over $300.

Specifically budgeted activities will be finalised in the coming weeks, and are likely to include: supporting local school environmental sustainability programs; educational projects; and other activities.

We wish to express our immense gratitude to the Tour de Tamborine committee, to the Landcare volunteers who helped with the event, and to those who gave their Sunday morning sleep-in to donate money, time and energy to the Tour de Tamborine community fundraising event.

A special commemorative event to formally accept the funds will be organised soon.





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