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Plant trees for lyrebirds
Learn about creek water quality
Join the Tuesday Club
Regeneration news
New stocks at the Piccabeen Bookshop
  
Our second-hand bookshop always has great second-hand books at low cost, and given the quck turnover you're sure to find a book you're keen to read!

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 Health Food shop)
News Flash
Friday 6th April 2012 
Greetings!
Join us to plant trees at Millet Park - and encourage lyrebirds

Our wonderful Alberts lyrebirds delight residents and visitors who are lucky enough to hear these shy creatures with their elaborate songs and clever mimicry. These magnificent birds "hang out" in certain areas of the few remnant rainforest areas left on Tamborine Mountain. If they're to thrive and extend their reach, they need to be able to range across lyrebird-friendly rainforest habitat.

One of our regeneration sites, Millet Park, adjoins known lyrebird territory.That's why we're inviting you to join other Landcare volunteers and community members in a morning's work of planting rainforest trees.

Over the next few years Landcare will be restoring the park with the help of grants provided by Scenic Rim Regional Council and  the federal government under the Caring for Our Country scheme.

Community Planting Blitz

    * When: Saturday 14th April, 8.30-10.30
    * Where: Millet Park, Carey Pde (at the end of the cul de sac) North Tamborine - see accompanying map

Family groups are very welcome.
Covered shoes or boots, long pants and gardening gloves are a must.
Morning tea provided.

Contact: Judith Roland: 5545 2052 / 0429 808 206
Come along and help plant a forest for a lyrebird!
 
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What's in our creeks? Learn about water quality
 
Do our waterways have a clean bill of health? Learn more at a fun hands-on information session on 21st April.

Here on the mountain we pride ourselves on our numerous creeks that are so abundant after rain and keep flowing even in the driest spells.

These creeks not only water our forests and support the creatures that live there, they also feed into the river systems on which nearby towns and cities depend. We need to know how healthy our waterways are. This also enables us to monitor any changes in banks and catchment areas - including any that could threaten the well-being of our ecosystems.

Since 2005 mountain volunteers have been monitoring the health of several of our waterways, in a scheme run jointly by SEQ Catchments and Tamborine Mountain Landcare.

Find out more at a hands-on information session with fun activities for children - and grown-ups.
  • Where: Tamborine Mountain State High School, Holt Rd, North Tamborine
  • When: Saturday 21st April, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (drop in when you can: morning tea provided).
Here you'll discover
  • which Tamborine Mountain waterways are currently being monitored for water quality - and what the results are
  • what kind of equipment is used and how it works
  • which little creatures live in our waterways
  • where more monitoring is needed
  • how you can get involved.
If you can't make it to the information session but would like to be involved, phone Janine Sigley (SEQ Catchments) on 0400 910 678 or email jsigley@seqcatchments.com.au
Icon CalendarJoin the Tuesday Team 
For several months recently on the first Tuesday morning of each month a team of volunteers led by our Regeneration Coordinator, Judy Roland, has been working (and having fun and cakes) at any one of our active regeneration sites that need some TLC.

We'd love it if you could join us whenever you can, to get to know our various sites and help restore our mountain's rainforests.
 
These sessions are a great way for members to get to know one another and to chat about issues relating to TML activities over a cup of coffee and a slice of cake.

Next working bee:
Peats Crossing, 1st May, 8-11 a.m. 

For more information about what's involved, including meeting times and place, contact Judy Roland (juditroland@yahoo.com.au / 5545 2052).
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Regeneration news
Six TAFE students lending a hand 
These students, who are studying bush care, have started work experience with us. Under supervision they will work on various regeneration sites, planting trees and learning native environment maintenance and teamwork.

Sports Ground native regeneration
TM Landcare have offered our services to help in weed removal, advice about suitable native plants and planting. The elimination of invasive weeds has already begun, under the direction of our regeneration coordinator, and the community will be involved in planting days. This TM Landcare service to the local community will also enhance the attractiveness of the amenity. Watch this space! 

 

Plunkett Creek biodiversity corridor
On 17th March TM Landcare volunteers and members of our community worked at Youngman Family Park to plant up an area of almost 5000m2 with 240 native trees and plants. The Plunkett Creek Corridor Regeneration project has been active since 2003,  and several hectares have already been regenerated, most recently with funding provided by Jemena, a leading service provider, owner and developer of utility infrastructure. This is helping us realise our vision to link up natural areas on the mountain escarpment and plateau through a network of biodiversity corridors. 

 

 

Sincerely,

 

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