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Easter Holiday Reading
Our Piccabeen Bookshop is well stocked with books to tempt all readers to relax a while during the holiday break.

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 15 / 10 Main St Nth Tamborine (behind the shops
and down the laneway)

News Flash 

Friday 23rd March 2018 

Fifteen Years of Commitment to our Rainforests
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Dear TM Landcare members - in 2018 your organisation is celebrating 15 years since incorporation. The wonderful results of those years of work by volunteers are evident in significant ecological restoration projects in over 20 reserves and parks across the mountain. Many of these fall within the scope of our Corridors Regeneration Project, which links council reserves with national parks and private properties, providing safe passage for wildlife and conserving and extending our local native forests.

Our working bee teams are regularly on site, weeding, planting and giving our forests a little TLC. The great results we have achieved have only been possible with the hard work of our members. Local, state and federal government grant funding over the past 15 years has enabled us to engage paid contractors to do the heavy work of weed clearing, planting and infrastructure development.

Many educational activities have also encouraged environmental awareness in our community members. We have worked closely with our local schools and have engaged in child-friendly programs like water bug studies, tree plantings each National Tree Day, and many more events that invite community participation.

The following is a list of some of the sites that are now in the final stages of restoration:
  • Manitzky Park
  • Youngman Family Park
  • Rosser Park
  • Ohia Court Reserve
  • Contour Rd (Tamborine Heights Park, Kinabalu Prospect and Areca Gully)
  • John Dickson Conservation Park and Arboretum
  • Kalmia Court / Justin's Lookout
  • Millet Reserve Lyrebird Project
  • The Landcare Centre
  • Tamborine Mountain / Skywalk Biodiversity Project
Do visit these sites to see for yourself how our projects are making a difference to the environment here on Tamborine Mountain.

And watch this space for information about our celebrations, timed to coincide with National Tree Day.

Landcare Centre a Birdwing Butterfly Nursery
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As this recent photo shows, the vines we have planted are becoming a caterpillar all-you-can-eat snack bar! This is great news for the survival of the endangered Richmond Birdwing Butterfly.

Esme Lahey Environmental Park and Educational Trail  
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This little gem of a park is a great way to introduce visitors and children to our rainforests. On Licuala Drive, North Tamborine, it offers wheelchair-friendly, easily followed level paths. It packs a lot of interest in its ten-minute circuit.

Perhaps check out the park this Easter (though we're not sure the Easter Bilby frequents it)?

Books Books Books!
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Thanks to all the donations of books by our local community, our Piccabeen Bookshop is now bursting at the seams. Our problem could be your bargain! Come and browse at our next

Monster Book Sale
  • Landcare Centre Shed, Hartley Rd
  • Sunday 8 April from 8am
  • Bag of books for $5 (novels, books on all subjects, jigsaw puzzles, children's books)
We rely on the proceeds of the bookshop and its sales to help fund our ongoing projects - we thank the volunteers who keep the shop running smoothly year after year.
Is Your Membership up to Date?
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Membership fees were due on 1 March. If you haven't yet paid your dues, please renew your membership:  $10 individual, $15 family. Your continued support helps us keep our rainforest reserves flourishing.

Making your payment
You can renew your membership in one of several ways:    

by Direct Deposit: BSB 084 835 Account 896195989 (Bank: NAB; Account Name: Tamborine Mountain Landcare). Important! Please use your surname & initials as the Reference
at the Piccabeen Bookshop 10/15 Main St (behind Joseph the Greengrocer: go down the lane beside the health shop)

by cheque, made out to Tamborine Mountain Landcare Inc. and posted to The Membership Secretary, 10/15 Main St, Tamborine Mountain, QLD, 4272

Have your contact details changed?
Please let us know so we can continue to share our news with you. You'll find the Change Member Details form on our website: click on the link on the Forms and Documents page at

Please note that given the increase in postage rates, receipts for posted fees will now be held at the bookshop, for collection at your convenience. This system will enable us to devote our membership fees towards our regeneration activities.   

Thanks for attending to your renewal promptly! 
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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