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TM Landcare wins award!
Great reading at the Piccabeen Bookshop
As the days get shorter and the evenings longer, 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 

Tuesday 4th June 2013

TM Landcare wins award! 
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At a glittering black-tie dinner at the Sofitel Hotel recently Tamborine Mountain Landcare were announced as the winner of the Queensland Healthy Waterways Community Award. We were delighted to know that the work of our volunteers over 10 years has been recognised in this way.
The media release notes that "Tamborine Mountain Landcare manages rainforest and wet sclerophyll forest regeneration programs that are creating a network of biodiversity corridors providing habitat for native wild life and reducing pollution from local rural and urban areas, thus improving the water quality of Mount Tamborine plateau's numerous creeks that are within the Albert and Coomera river catchments. During 2012, drawing on the commitment of 200 local volunteers, restoration was advanced on 12 active regeneration sites totalling 10ha, with 700 trees planted on these sites."
This achievement has been made possible with generous funding and support from the Scenic Rim Regional Council, our other major sponsors such as Caring for Our Country, Jemena, Tour de Tamborine and Be Natural, and organisations including the Green Army, Conservation Volunteers Australia, Greencorps, and volunteer groups such as Bond University  groups, TAFE students and High School students - and of course our members, who contribute in so many ways, including the volunteers at our Piccabeen Bookshop, whose profits help fund our regeneration efforts.
Through our members' vision and hard work we're creating a better Tamborine Mountain for our inhabitants, visitors and wildlife - and helping make South East Queensland's waterways healthier.



 TM Landcare's Tenth Anniversary Celebration a great success

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The weather was kind for Landcare's big celebration on the weekend of 25-26 May. The monster bookshop sale on Saturday was a great success resulting in sales of $680 for the day. Thanks to the many volunteers who worked all day to achieve this wonderful result and the mountain residents who snapped up the bargains.


On Sunday the Tamborine Mountain Tours trolley bus transported a full bus load of members and visitors to several of Landcare's diverse regeneration sites. Regeneration Coordinator, Judy Roland, led the group through the three newest sites at Contour Road and then through Ohia Court which was started in 2005 and is now an impressive forest of native palms and other natives. Mike Russell, another long-term Landcare stalwart, led them through the Youngman Family Park site. Regeneration was first begun in 2003, and after surviving frost and difficult soil conditions, the plantings are now an impressive forest and a haven for birds and frogs. The last site was John Dickson Conservation Park, first planted by John Dickson and the TM Field Naturalists' Club in 1984 and extended and maintained from 2000 to the present by a TM Landcare team coordinated by Elizabeth Russell. The park is now a mature forest with good groundcover and lots of natural regeneration. The visitors walked through the park on the newly constructed track soon to be named "The John Aagaard Walking Track". 


Back at Geissmann Oval the group was addressed by president Cornelia Meesters, who introduced first president Don Lynch, formerly Land Manager of the Land Warfare Centre, former Project Officer Doug White, National Parks ranger Wil Buch, and former councillor Vanessa Bull.  Among other words of advice, admiration and reminiscence Don stated that "TM Landcare is an exceptional example of outstanding volunteers supported by local community and cooperative local government". 


A delicious barbecue lunch was then enjoyed by all and accompanied by discussion of many past memorable experiences.


Elizabeth Russell





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