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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 

Tuesday 17th September 2019 

Firies Help Our Thirsty Plants
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Our hardworking local Rural fire Brigade have given us invaluable assistance, during their training evenings, by watering our recent National Tree Day seedlings at Guanaba Park and filling our tank. At this very busy time with fires still burning around the Scenic Rim such training is vital to ensure brigade members have rehearsed their procedures.  
State School Richmond Birdwing Trellis: A Story of Collaboration
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The recently completed Richmond Birdwing Butterfly vine trellis was officially opened by a gathering of volunteers and school officials at Tamborine Mountain State School on 24th July. The trellis was constructed by TM Men's Shed, with materials funded by TM Natural History Association. Vines were donated by the Richmond Birdwing Conservation Network. TM Landcare has recently planted the area around the trellis with local native rainforest species which will provide shelter and support for the vines as they mature.

The site, owned by Qld Education Dept, is significant in being one of few remaining sub-tropical rainforest remnants on top of Tamborine Mountain, on land donated by the Curtis family (early settlers on TM). A recent botanical survey identified over 100 species of native plants in the forest remnant. TM Landcare is currently clearing weeds and preparing access paths for the school's students. The trellis will provide a focal point for teaching students about local conservation and biology.  

Butterfly Life Cycle sign donated by TM Landcare 
Our President, Judit Roland, beside a mature Richmond Birdwing vine planted some years ago by Keith McCosh, SRRC Environmental Officer. 
Nominations Open for Positions on TML Management Committee

Are you enthusiastic about our Landcare work?
Do you have ideas on how we could do it even better?
Do you have administrative or management skills? 
In accordance with our Constitution (18.3), "At each annual general meeting of the association, the members of the management committee [including the president, vice-president, treasurer, and secretary] must retire from office, but are eligible, on nomination, for re-election."

Nominations are therefore sought for the following positions:
* President 
* Vice President  
* Secretary 
* Treasurer 
* not more than eight regular Management Committee        members 
If you have an interest or expertise in the following areas we'd be particularly pleased if you would nominate:
* grant application writing 
* events coordination 
* education  
* media communications, including Facebook 
* plant propagation 
* knowledge of local flora and fauna habitat management 
If you would like to put up your hand for the committee, here's how:
* You need to be a current member. 
* You need two current TM Landcare members to nominate you. 
* Your nomination must be in writing, signed by you and those who are nominating you. 
The form must be given to the secretary at least 14 days before the AGM on 13th October (i.e. received no later than Friday 27th September.)

The nomination form can be found on the TML website ( go to the menu on the left, click on Forms and Documents. There you'll find the form AGM - Management Committee Nomination Form, which you can print out.

The form can be mailed to
Wendy Morgan, Secretary 
Tamborine Mountain Landcare 
10/15 Main St 
North Tamborine QLD 4272

or delivered to the Piccabeen Bookshop in an envelope marked Attn: Secretary.

Do consider nominating - the duties aren't heavy and the meetings are very friendly. 
AGM: Date Claimer
Sunday 13th October, 10am, at Eagle Heights Hotel 
Watch this space for further details. 
Our Bookshop Needs You!
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  Please support our Piccabeen Bookshop by buying a book or two, or some magazines. The profits go directly to our regeneration projects, which are achieving wonderful outcomes in our local reserves and parks. Take a walk into these reserves and see for yourself what has been achieved over the past few years. New signage will help you locate these sites:

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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