Fifteen Years of Commitment to our Rainforests
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.