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Happy 10th Anniversary
Renew your membership
Funding our work
Regeneration work 2013
General Meeting 7 April
Great reading at the Piccabeen Bookshop
As the days and nights when our power was out showed, books can be a great source of entertainment! 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!

Do drop in to chat with the volunteers, find information about our Landcare  work 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)
News Flash
Friday 15th February 2013
Happy Tenth Anniversary, TM Landcare!
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Ten years ago this week, TM Landcare was formed and held its first meeting. The present TML committee plan to celebrate this important milestone later in the year when the weather is more stable. We do hope you'll join us!
Along with other stalwarts, Elizabeth Russell was there at the beginning. As she writes, "It was an exciting and stimulating time for those of us concerned about the environment and the protection of Tamborine Mountain's precious and vulnerable escarpment. We had just concluded a four-year Natural Heritage Trust-funded project. A comprehensive escarpment management strategy had been produced and the Steering Committee of the project was looking for a way forward. It was decided to link up with the recognised Australia-wide Landcare movement and it was unanimously agreed that we become Tamborine Mountain Landcare. We needed a known and respected leader to carry the work forward and develop the new organisation and persuaded Don Lynch, then land manager of the Land Warfare Centre to take on the role of president with Elizabeth Russell as secretary and Glenys Owen as treasurer."
If you have ideas about how best to celebrate our important achievements, or would like to join the Anniversary Working Party, the Management Committee would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact the Secretary, Wendy Morgan, on 5545 4618 or
Renew your membership
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Annual membership fees are due on 1st March. Your contribution is vitally important in supporting the good regeneration work we do on the mountain. Please renew your membership promptly, and make the work of Maureen Booth, our Membership Secretary, so much easier! 

It's easy to do: you can make your payment in one of several ways: 

  • by Direct Deposit: BSB 084 835 Account #: 896195989 (Bank: NAB; Account Name: Tamborine Mountain Landcare). Important! Please use your surname & initials as the Reference;
  • at Piccabeen Bookshop 10/15 Main St. (behind Joseph the Greengrocer: go down the lane beside The Olive Branch health shop);
  • by cheque (made out to Tamborine Mountain Landcare Inc. and posted to The Membership Secretary, PO Box 161, North Tamborine, QLD, 4272).

If you have any changes to your contact details (particularly postal or email address), please let us know by filling in a Membership Application / Renewal form and leaving it at the bookshop or posting it to the Membership Secretary. Forms are available at the bookshop, the TM library, or online: - click on the link under Administration. 

Thanks for attending to your renewal promptly!

Funding our work
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SRRC has allotted TML another substantial grant for 2013, becuase the Council regognises that we do a great job in restoring rainforests on council reserves.


The Piccabeen Bookshop continues to contribute significant funds for TML restoration projects, thanks to the faithful team of volunteers who put in so much time and work to create a welcoming place with a great array of interesting books and magazines.


A special thanks to the bookshop's retiring manager, Mike Russell. His gentle guidance ensured that the Piccabeen has been harmoniously as well as efficiently run. David Jeffrey succeeds Mike as bookshop manager.


Why not drop in sometime soon, check out the recent additions to our great collection of quality second-hand books and say hello to the friendly volunteers? 

Our Regeneration Work: Plans and Projects for 2013
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As on the rest of the mountain, Oswald sideswiped some of our rainforest sites, felling trees and leaving a trail of debris. When this damage has been cleared, we will be continuing our work on reserves and parks, controlling invasive weeds and planting hundreds of rainforest trees.


Several sites will be a focus for our regeneration teams this year:

  • Major restoration work will be carried out at Millet Park, at the end of Carey Parade, thus extending a known lyrebird habitat.
  • Regeneration and planting work will be carried out at the Kinabalu Drive end of the the newly established sites on Contour Drive, Eagle Heights (Kinabalu Prospect and Areca Gully).
  • Work will continue on weed removal and tree planting at Youngman Family Park, where a faithful team of TML members will be joined in March by a group of Bond University student volunteers, who will assist with the planting program - their third visit in the past twelve months.

Would you like to volunteer at any of our sites? Or do you have ideas about possible new projects? If so, please contact our Regeneration Coordinator, Judith Roland on 5545 2052 / 0429 808 206. 

Fresh ideas for TM Landcare? 
We'd be delighted to hear from you if you've got ideas to keep our organization fresh and vibrant. Please contact the Secretary, Wendy Morgan, on 5545 4618 or
Date for your diary: General Meeting 7th April 
Please join us on Sunday 7th April, 9.30 for 10 a.m., at the Eagle Heights Resort Hotel. More details in the next Newsflash.





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