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Whatever the weather, a good book is great to have on hand
Our Piccabeen Bookshop is well stocked to tempt all readers with books that are just right for every season of the year.

The funds generated by this shop are crucial in supporting our work financially. Our volunteer staff are very friendly: do drop in to say hello and buy a book or two.
Shop 10/15 Main St Nth Tamborine (behind the shops
and down the laneway)

News Flash 

Thursday 17th October 2019 

A Win for the Birdwing Butterfly!
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Tamborine Mountain Landcare have been awarded $60,000 for our Richmond Birdwing Butterfly Project, under the Queensland Government's Community Sustainability Action Grants Scheme.  
Over the next three years at the Shelf Rd site we will plant 2000 nectar-bearing trees and shrubs for the butterflies and 500 Richmond Birdwing vines for their caterpillars. Now that the Energex offset project at the site has been completed, there will be sufficient mature trees to accommodate these vines. Most of the work will be undertaken by contractors, but the community will be invited to participate in several tree planting days.  
Congratulations to our President, Judit Roland, our Treasurer, Tony Hall, and Richard Bull of the Richmond Birdwing Conservation Network, who put together our persuasive application.

This is a wonderful outcome for the beautiful, endangered species of butterfly.        
Another Mega Book Sale!
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Early bookworms get the best books! 

Our Landcare shed is bursting with quality books and magazines. It's time for a clear-out.

On Sunday 10th November, from 8am at the shed at Hartley Rd, bring your own bag, and load it up for $5.  
Generous Local Businesses Support Landcare
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The local tourist business, Thunderbird Park (Cedar Creek Lodges), will be donating 1% of their customers' bills to Tamborine Mountain Landcare. Another local printing business, Ecoprint, will also be donating a percentage of their sales on a regular basis.

We're immensely grateful for such practical support from members of our business community. The funds will go directly to our on-ground work of restoring rainforest habitats.
President's Report: 2019-20
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At our recent AGM, our President, Judit Roland, presented her report on our Landcare activities. She thanked all the volunteers for their varied contributions to the year's remarkable achievements, and also our contractors, the Rural Fire Brigade, and the Scenic Rim Regional Council.

Highlights of the Year

Ongoing rainforest maintenance work at our sites

National Tree Day planting at Guanaba Park, with over 60 community volunteers planting 500 trees

Richmond Birdwing Vine trellises erected at the remnant rainforest area behind the Tamborine Mountain State School carpark

Landcare Centre well used by the community and educational groups

Two Mega Book Sales, with over $1000 taken each day

Flora surveys undertaken in the TM State School rainforest, with 100 species recorded, and at the 43ha Schamburg property near Cedar Creek Falls (survey results available at our website)

In-kind volunteer hours, estimated at 4000 hours last financial year (equivalent to approx. $120,000), contributed to our local community

Our Plans for the Coming Year

Ongoing regeneration work at our sites and at the TM State School site

Extending our regeneration work to areas not owned by SRRC

New signage for the Landcare Centre, promoting our work and showcasing the Corridors Regeneration Project

New regeneration project at the Lions Park, focusing on privet removal on the boundary

Advice and encouragement to private landholders who wish to undertake conservation and restoration work on their land

Building on the already good relationships forged with other Landcare groups in the region and with SRRC
Our Landcare Centre: Worth a Visit
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  Our centre, on Hartley Rd, is regularly visited by a number of groups, such as the Bush Kindy and TM College students, and by individuals who stroll amongst our plantings.
Why not pay a visit, and enjoy the displays of the great variety of plants native to the mountain. It's a great place for a picnic too, with its grassy open spaces and easy parking.  
New Management to steer TM Landcare
  At our recent, well attended AGM, the following were elected to serve as our Executive and Management Committee for 2019-20:
President: Judith Roland
Secretary: Wendy Morgan
Treasurer: Tony Hall
Committee: John Bestevaar, Julia Cossins, Ben Egan, Ute Harder de Sohnrey, David Jeffrey (Piccabeen Bookshop Manager), Jens Sohnrey 
Our congratulations to those elected to serve in these important roles. 
For More Information about our Activities
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Our Facebook page has current information about working bees, site photos, stories about our projects and the like.

Our website ( has a map of our regeneration sites on the home page: click on the icon button for details of each site.

For enquiries please call our president, Judith Roland - 0429 808 206 





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