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Vice-President resigns
Bookshop volunteer retires
Bond students to plant trees
Botanic Gardens planting
Twofold benefits from the Piccabeen Bookshop
Do you know that as well as offering a great array of quality second-hand books, our bookshop profits enable us to buy trees and extend our work of regenerating rainforests on the mountain?
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 

Saturday 1st February 2014

Focus on our volunteers
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In this month's Newsflash we celebrate several of our volunteers who (like many others) have willingly contributed so much to our rainforest regeneration work.
Want to get involved too? Why not join in our next planting day? See below for details.   


A farewell to our Vice-President

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Above, Alan O'Neill with our Regeneration Coordinator, Judy Roland


Our Vice-President, Alan O'Neill, has regretfully tendered his resignation from the role and from his position on the Management Committee because of the pressure of his employment. Alan will be much missed in these roles. He has always offered well reasoned, diplomatic advice and support that have been much appreciated by the President and committee. It is expected that an interim Vice-President will be appointed from within the committee, in accordance with our constitution, to serve until the elections held at the AGM in September.


Over the years Alan has also served as president, secretary and treasurer, and in these capacities has steered Tamborine Mountain Landcare in a collaborative manner well suited to a volunteer organisation. His legacy lives on in our web site that he built and that was recognised with an award when it was first developed. Alan also took the lead in creating our Keeping People Safe workplace health and safety documentation.


Alan will continue his great work as site coordinator of the gem of a site at Kalmia Court, and as website and Facebook administrator.
Thanks for all your services to TML, Alan!

Bookshop stalwart retires

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If you've gone into the Piccabeen Bookshop on a Saturday morning, you'll have found Ray Mullins at the desk, keen to help you find the right book. After many years of service, he is now retiring.


With able assistance from his wife Laurie, Ray has been faithfully doing the Saturday morning shift continuously since Tamborine Mountain Landcare took over the shop in 2007. Ray and Laurie were instrumental in a smooth changeover to TML from Judy Roland's ownership. They revamped the shop with new bookshelves that enabled more books to be on display, and for a long time Laurie banked the takings and ably undertook all the associated book-keeping.


Through their volunteer work at the Piccabeen Laurie and Ray have contributed greatly to the bookshop's success in providing funds for our rainforest regeneration work.


Thank you, Ray and Laurie!

Bond Uni students to plant more trees

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On Saturday 22nd February a group of student volunteers from Bond University will continue to help us in our regeneration work on various sites. This time they'll plant more trees in the gully area behind the dog park at Youngman Family Park.


It would be great if TML members could support these young people by working beside them. We'd love to see you there, to plant some trees and share in the good work.

  • When: Sat 22nd Feb, 8:30
  • Where: Youngman Family Park, off Geissmann Drive, North Tamborine

Wear a hat, gloves and covered shoes and bring a water bottle.


Tools and morning tea will be provided. 

Hope to see you there then.

More planting at the Botanic Gardens

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It was a hot morning on 21st January, but fifteen Landcare volunteers were undeterred. Assisted by our contractor, Damien Draper of Red Belly Bushcare Services and his assistant, Ivan, the team planted more than 200 rainforest specimens on the slope above the lake at the Botanic Gardens. Funds from Landcare Australia enabled us to purchase the plants.


Effective teamwork meant the trees were in and watered in less than two hours, after which the workers were able to relax over a great morning tea and chat.


This planting will help create a mini biodiversity corridor by linking MacDonald National Park behind the rainforest on the edge of the Gardens with forest areas regenerated by Landcare at our Ohia Court and Contour Drive sites.


The project was planned and carried out with active encouragement from the Gardens Club's Botanic Gardens manager. It's a fine example of the cooperation amongst volunteer organisations that's characteristic of our mountain.





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