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Great reading at the Piccabeen Bookshop
Spring is fast giving way to summer's lazy days. It's a good time to pick up a bargain to read in a shady spot in the garden. Our bookshop always has a great range of quality second-hand books at low cost, and given the quick 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 

Monday 10th October 2016


Massive Book Sale

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When: Sunday 30th October 8am-1pm

Where: Landcare Centre Shed, Hartley Rd East

What: Fill a bag of books (or several!) for $5 a bag

Why: Celebrate 10 years of the Piccabeen Bookshop

Rummage among the thousands of quality fiction and non-fiction books for that must-read volume. And why not stock up early on Christmas presents?

With this sale we're celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Piccabeen Bookshop. Since 2006, with the help of our enthusiastic volunteers we've raised thousands of dollars to purchase trees and support our work of rainforest regeneration in practical ways. We'll be offering coffee and cake to mark the occasion.

Bring your friends and family. It will be a fun morning of sharing in the twin joys of books and bargains - and celebrating our wonderful bookshop and its volunteers.

Happy hunting!

Community Tree Planting Day: Shelf Rd 

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When: Saturday 22nd October 9-11am

Where: The Shelf Road Environmental Reserve, Tamborine Mountain

Energex and SRRC are partnering with TM Landcare to revegetate the Shelf Rd reserve, to offset vegetation clearing in the region Energex has undertaken that has been necessary for electricity infrastructure.

Revegetation is now well underway at this site. Do join us to see the progress to date and plant a tree (or three).

Refreshments and an early light lunch will be provided.

Please wear enclosed footwear and appropriate sun protection.

Your Office Bearers and Committee: 2016-17 

The following were endorsed at our recent AGM:

President: Judith Roland

Vice President: Caroline Edwards

Secretary: Wendy Morgan

Treasurer: Tony Hall

Management Committee Members: John Bestevaar, Glen Edwards, Martyn Haynes, David Jeffrey, Cornelia Meesters, Elizabeth Russell

This experienced and committed team will oversee our regeneration agenda for 2016-17 very capably.

President's Annual Report 

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At the recent AGM, Judith Roland thanked all TM Landcare members for their diverse support, and especially the Executive, the Management Committee, the site team coordinators and the Piccabeen Bookshop volunteers. Our contractors were also thanked, as were our web pages administrator, and those who have carried out our biodiversity surveys. The Rural Fire Brigade were praised for regularly filling our water tanks. And a special thanks was given to SRRC for their annual grants to support work on council reserves.

Judith identified highlights of the past year, including the completion of two major regeneration projects funded by state and federal governments: the Areca Gully Restoration Project and Millet Reserve Lyrebird Project. Very successful community planting days were held to mark World Environment Day, National Tree Day, and the Bushcare Major Day Out.

In 2015-16, in-kind volunteer hours have amounted to around 4000 hours. In dollar values this is approximately $120,000 which TM Landcare has contributed to our local community.

Judith concluded by noting that the past year has been busy but very rewarding: TM Landcare is succeeding in our goal to preserve and enhance the biodiversity of our local forests.

Regeneration 2015-16: Key Achievements 

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TM Landcare volunteers and contractors have worked on twenty sites across the mountain in the past year. With funding from the SRRC Environment Grants Program we are continuing our work on the Corridors Regeneration Project and have added a few other areas as well to our regeneration program.

Two special projects, now completed, added value to our SRRC funded program in 2016:
  • the federal government contributed $10,000 to an extension of our Areca Gully project
  • the Queensland state government provided $10,000 for the Lyrebird Habitat Project extension
Significant work has been carried out at other existing sites through the past year, at Manitzky Park, Kalmia Court and Justin's Lookout, and Ohia Court. New sites include Guanaba Park, and Cedar Creek, where a grant from Landcare Australia is enabling us to undertake riparian restoration along Cedar Creek.  

In the coming year our Regeneration Coordinator, Judith Roland, plans to consolidate this significant work. 

Questions, suggestions, comments? 

If you've got a question or comment about our work, or a bright idea for our regeneration program, we'd love to hear from you.

Please contact our president, Judith Roland:

ph: 0429 808 206






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