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Plant nursery: help needed
National Tree Day planting
Bond Uni students lend a hand
Join the Tuesday Club
Got a project?
Great winter reading at the Piccabeen Bookshop
  
These cold evenings, it's great to curl up with a good book.

Our bookshop always has a great range of quality 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 Haere Mai cafe)
News Flash
Monday 6th August 2012 
Greetings!
Plant nursery: can you help?
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We've just received great news and a cheque from Energex. This will help us establish a nursery which will be used to propagate local plants for use in our plantings around the mountain. A site for the nursery, at the Sports Complex, has already been chosen, and we're nearly ready to erect a shed, as the first stage of the project.
 
A short-term subcommittee has been convened to see through the initial stages. At this point we're seeking additional people who have the resources, skills and experience to see through this first stage successfully. The operation will later be handed over to those with green fingers.
 
Do you have experience in
  • choosing a shed or tank or irrigation system?
  • building a shed?
  • establishing or operating a nursery ?
If so, we'd be delighted to hear from you.
 

Please contact the Treasurer, Tony Hall, by email (treasurer@tamborinemtnlandcare.org.au) or on 5545 2052. 

National Tree Day: Tree-mendous Fun
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The Tamborine Mountain Sports Association's grounds in Long Road, North Tamborine, were given a beauty treatment on National Tree Day, 29th July, when members helped rehabilitate a 400 square metre section of bare land by planting 200 trees. The event was organised by Tamborine Mountain Landcare with proceeds from last year's Tour de Tamborine.
Representatives of three local community groups joined Landcare at this family-oriented planting event. Tour de Tamborine Chair, Trevor Hall, with Secretary Craig Adams and Lions Club President, John Young, helped more than 30 volunteers from Landcare and members of the community, including children and young people. They included students from as far as Japan, the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, each planting one or many tube-stock trees.

The trees, each known to be indigenous to the location, were planted as buffers at the northern end of the grounds. This new stand of native trees will soon form a natural habitat for native birds and animals, eventually boosting a naturally spreading seed source of local species for nearby forests and wildlife corridors.
 
The membership of TM Landcare are grateful to the Tour de Tamborine committee for their grant of $5,000 for use in this event and similar family activities. This grant will also contribute to other Landcare projects involving the youth on Tamborine Mountain. In the next few weeks, for example, Landcare members will provide advice and help in establishing a butterfly garden at Tamborine Mountain State School.
 
Special thanks go to Tamborine Mountain Landcare members for their coordination and planning, and especially to the project coordinator, Judith Roland, who provided refreshments to enable the participants to celebrate a great morning's work for the mountain. 
 
Bond Uni students lend a hand
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Twenty Bond University students, volunteers from the Student Philanthropy Council, put their principles into practice on Tamborine Mountain on  21st July, when they planted rainforest trees on a site that is being regenerated by Landcare. 
The rugged, rather difficult terrain down from Contour Drive, Eagle Heights, did not deter the young people who planted over 150 trees and shrubs that day. They worked with great cheerfulness and team spirit, and enjoyed seeing the remnant forest on the site, with its massive fig trees, palms and tree ferns. They are looking forward to returning to the mountain in October to participate in another planting for Tamborine Mountain Landcare.
Below: the students with Regeneration Coordinator, Judy Roland, in the centre.

 
Tuesday Team 
 
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On the fist Tuesday of each month a team of devoted volunteers continues to do good work on various sites in need a little TLC.
 
They'd be delighted if you could join them for a morning's weeding (and tea and cakes and talk and laughter).
 
For details of time and place, contact Judy Roland on 0429 808 206 or email her: juditroland@yahoo.com.au
Funding for projects
From time to time various government and private funding grants are available for regeneration-related projects. If you have a project in mind relating to our local environment which may qualify for funding, and are willing to develop an application, manage and implement the project, and report on its outcomes, please contact the committee.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

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Tamborine Mountain Landcare Inc
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