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Good reading at the Piccabeen Bookshop
Spring is coming, but the evenings are still cool - a great time to curl up with a good book. Check out the great range of quality second-hand books at low cost. Given the quck turnover of books, 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 18th August 2015

Celebrate with us! Ohia Court's 10 Year Anniversary: 12-13 Sept
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After ten years of continuous work, this site is almost completely restored to the thriving rainforest it once was. The Ohia Court site is very important to our Landcare's Corridors Regeneration Project, which aims to link up national parks, council reserves and private properties, to help disperse native species and provide safe passage for wildlife.

On 11th September 2005 residents adjacent to Ohia Court, Eagle Heights, met there with TM Landcare volunteers, to plan the regeneration of the site. This public reserve, managed by Scenic Rim Regional Council, begins on the corner of Long Road and Ohia Court and extends right up to the Macdonnell Road section of the National Park.

Over the ten years since then, the local residents and Landcare volunteers, with occasional help from Conservation Volunteers Australia and Greencorps and our contractor, Red Belly Bushcare, have spent countless hours clearing almost 3ha of lantana and other invasive weeds and planting local rainforest species. As members of TM Landcare your support has meant that we were able to apply for funding to help in our restoration efforts. Thanks are also due to Scenic Rim Regional Council for their assistance during the project.

The site will be open to members of Landcare and the general public on the weekend of 12-13 September. Do visit the site and follow its easy tracks to see the great outcome of ten years' work.

Two other sites nearby, Kinabalu Prospect and Areca Gully, will also be open that same weekend and are well worth a visit. These have fine remnant rainforest stands and showcase the fine regeneration work Landcare is carrying out there. Both sites have well marked tracks leading down from Contour Road to Kinabalu Drive. 

Want more information? Please contact our president and regeneration coordinator, Judith Roland, on 5545 2052.

Free Workshop: Identifying Rainforest Plants
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Want to be able to name the plants of our rainforests?  


Botanists Bill McDonald and Gwen Harden, authors of Rainforest Trees and Shrubs and Rainforest Climbing Plants, will be conducting a free workshop on their new USB interactive identification key. This key makes plant identification easier for all those interested in rainforest plants.


When: Tuesday 25th August, 4-6pm
Where: Eagle Heights Hotel meeting room


You will be able to buy a copy of the key for $70 and can also purchase a lens with an LED light for $20, to aid in checking oil dots, domatia and glands.


If you bring your laptop the presenters will give advice on loading the program. 


Don't miss this unique opportunity: mark the date in your diary! 

TM Landcare AGM 11 October

Mark this date in your diary, and watch for more information in our next Newsflash.
Join a working bee in 2015
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 ... and help restore our mountain's rainforests. 


Our friendly working groups are always glad to welcome new volunteers to join in the satisfying work of weeding, planting - and learning more about our wonderful natural forest environment. Whether you're a long-time member or a newcomer to Landcare, there's sure to be a team close to where you live.  


If you'd like to join in, learn more about a site and the work, find out when the next working bee is scheduled, contact one of our site team coordinators: 


  • Youngman Family Park: Karin Schianetz, 0413 532 953
  • Manitzky Park: Caroline Edwards, 5545 0453
  • Contour/Kinabalu Roads: Wendy Morgan, 5545 4618
  • Rosser Park: Gillian Blowers, 5545 4335
  • John Dickson Conservation Park: Elizabeth Russell, 5545 3601
  • Landcare Centre on Hartley Road: Judith Roland, 5545 2052
  • Ohia Court: Judith Roland, 5545 2052
  • Kalmia Court: Alan O'Neill, 0400 544 440


Our site teams know the truth of the saying, The more the merrier!  

Need more information? Want to know how you can help in our work?

Contact Judith Roland on 5545 2052 / 0429 808 206 or email her on  




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