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Friday 1st May 2020 

Membership Renewals
A message from Judith Roland, our Landcare Presiden t
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Dear members,  
We understand that in the uncertain current conditions caused by Covid19, it is likely that renewing your Landcare membership would not have been a priority. However, we do need to maintain a strong membership base if we are to move forward with our environmental works on Tamborine Mountain. Together we need to keep strongly motivated to stay with our vision for the many projects undertaken in recent years. For this reason I urge you to renew your membership as soon as possible.
  The due date for membership renewals has this year been extended to 31 May.
I do hope that you will take advantage of this new date to pay your - quite modest - fees.

How to pay:
Annual membership fees
($10 per individual; $15 per family)

Making your payment 


Our preferred method: by Direct Deposit: BSB 084 835 Account 896195989 (Bank: NAB; Account Name: Tamborine Mountain Landcare). Important! Please use your surname & initials as the Reference.


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


Please note that given the increase in postage rates, receipts for posted fees will now be held at the bookshop, for collection when the bookshop opens again.   

We expect to reopen our Piccabeen Bookshop on Monday 18th May  
(We will of course maintain strict conditions regarding the number of people permitted in the shop at any one time, the use of hand sanitiser and social distancing).  
This reopening will enable members who prefer to pay their membership fees in person will be able to do so at the shop.  
Thanks for attending to your renewal promptly!



Changing your contact details
If you have any changes to your contact details (particularly postal or email address), please let us know by filling in a Change Details form.  


This form is available online via our Landcare web page  


From the home page, choose Forms and Documents from the menu on the left, and click on the Membership Member Change Details form under the heading Administration. Print out and fill in the form, leaving it at the bookshop, posting it to the Membership Secretary or emailing it to   

The Shelf Birdwing Butterfly Project
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We have achieved our first year's objective, to plant 2000 nectar-bearing trees and shrubs. This was carried out after good late summer rains resulted in ideal conditions for planting. The proposed 500 birdwing butterfly vines will be planted later this year or early 2021 when the weather is favourable. Our contractor is working with Scenic Rim Regional Council to maintain this large, 10.5 ha, site. When the project is completed this public space will be another great addition to TM Landcare's goal to provide more natural habitat for our wildlife.  
Lions Park Privet Removal Project
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This is a partnership between TM Landcare and Scenic Rim Regional Council. Excellent progress has been made in felling many mature privet trees and removing less advanced specimens of this terrible weed tree. The gaps are being filled with planting of local native plants to supplement the natural regeneration which is already occurring.  
Unfortunately, plans to hold a community planting day have had to be postponed but will go ahead when larger gatherings are once again permitted. An announcement about the date will be made through social media and local newspapers. .
National Tree Day  
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This is our big annual community day. Every year we attract many locals and visitors who love to plant trees on this special occasion. Last year, for example, at Guanaba Park over 60 enthusiastic planters, including many children, extended the wooded area around the park's periphery. This year the date proposed by the national planning body, Planet Ark, was to be Sunday 2nd August. Preparations are well advanced at Rosser Park with a large area mulched ready for tree planting. We are still hoping the event will take place as planned.

Landcare Centre  
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Our site at Hartley Road is looking lush and beautiful. Many people walk through it, with or without dogs, and appreciate how peaceful this little area is for a quiet wander. We welcome our members, and their friends and neighbours, to observe the many birds and insects that now use the vegetation as suitable habitat. The site is a particular haven for the little forest birds, who love the thick shrubby species as protection from predators.

It was decided recently to create a couple of new gardens, to cut down on the work of grass mowing and to provide more habitat. This revegetation will be a staged process, and further planting will be undertaken once our site volunteer team can get together again.
Our Working Bee Volunteers:
A note of thanks from our president 

Our keen working bee volunteer friends are taking an enforced break due to social isolation measures, but will be back on deck when these restrictions are eased. Meanwhile the Landcare sites are still being managed by contractors.

As well as doing valuable regeneration work like weeding, planting and the like, these working bees are the backbone and spirit of our organisation, as like-minded people come together with a shared objective: helping our local environment to stay resilient and to create more wildlife habitat.

Thank you everyone and please renew your membership if you haven't already done so.

Please call me if you have any queries. Judith   0429 808 206





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