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Great reading at the Piccabeen Bookshop
Summer's here with a vengeance and Christmas is fast approaching. It's a good time to pick up a bargain to read in a shady spot in the garden or to stuff in a stocking.

Get in quick before the bookshop closes on 24th December. The shop reopens on 9th January.

Our bookshop always has a great range of quality second-hand books at low cost, and given the quick turnover you're sure to find a book you're keen to read!

Do drop in to chat with the volunteers, find information about our Landcare  work and browse the hundreds of donated books while you're there.
The Piccabeen Bookshop is maintained entirely by volunteers and all income is returned to TM Landcare's projects.
Shop 15 / 10 Main St Nth Tamborine (behind the shops and down the laneway)

News Flash 

Tuesday 6th December 2016

Casual shifts at the Piccabeen Bookshop: can you help?
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Several of our stalwart regular bookshop volunteers are unwell or away on holiday, and our roster manager, Liz Adams, has some slots to fill.

Would you be able to take a casual shift (morning or afternoon), occasionally, as needed? We'd be very grateful. It's easy and rewarding work. If you can help, please contact Liz on 5545 1717 / 0439 779 939 /

Note that the bookshop closes 24th December, reopens 9th January.
From our President, Judith Roland 
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2016 has been another fantastic year for our organisation. I would sincerely like to thank all TM Landcare members for your ongoing support for our efforts to conserve and enhance our local rainforests. Our on-ground working groups and the marvellous volunteers at our Piccabeen Bookshop work year after year to keep alive our objectives - the restoration of wildlife habitat and the sustainability of our native plant communities.

Having a solid membership base is important when we are applying for grants to help fund our ongoing work. So even if you are not able to directly help out in field work or in other areas such as volunteering in the bookshop, we do value your continued membership.

On behalf of your Management Committee I wish you a safe and happy festive season.

Let's make 2017 another great year for Tamborine Mountain Landcare.

I'm happy to receive phone calls or emails:
5545 2052     Mob: 0429 808 206
Highlights of the year... 
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Completion of Two Major Funded Projects

Areca Gully Restoration Project

The Federal Government provided $10,000 to extend and complete this project.

Millet Reserve Lyrebird Project
A grant of $10,000 from the Queensland Government enabled us to extend and complete this project.  

Our long-time contractor, Damien Draper of Redbelly Bushcare Services, took charge of these projects. The remarkable outcomes are due to his valiant efforts in dealing with ticks and difficult terrain. These sites are now gems of rainforest restoration.
50 Working Bees on 20 Sites  
Our volunteers and contractors have worked on twenty sites across the mountain in the past year. With funding from the SRRC Environment Grants Program we are continuing our work on the Corridors Regeneration Project and have added a few other areas as well to our regeneration program. Significant work has been carried at Manitzky Park, Kalmia Court, Justin's Lookout and Ohia Court. New sites include Guanaba Park and Cedar Creek: here, a grant from Landcare Australia is enabling us to undertake riparian restoration along Cedar Creek with significant assistance from one of our contractors, Guy Cooper. Another of our contractors, Nat Esposito, has been doing great work at Youngman Family Park.

In 2017 we aim to continue our very effective regeneration program.
Landcare Centre    
The Landcare Centre on Hartley Road is well worth a visit. A native garden, showcasing local species, is now completed, with signage and tracks. Some species are currently in flower. Take a walk, wander down to the waterhole and see the trellis with Richmond Birdwing butterfly vines. It's a very pleasant spot for a summer picnic.

Community events

All of the following contribute to our aim, to get our mountain residents interested and involved in our work of local forest and habitat restoration.

National Tree Day 
This was held at Manitzky Park, where 50 people planted 250 trees.
Bushcare Major Day Out 
Mountain residents weeded and planted at the Landcare Centre, and undertook water bug testing for water quality with Lynn Churchill.

Tamborine Mountain College Students' Environmental Day 
Students learned about ecology and habitat at the Landcare Centre.

Shelf Road Community Planting 
25 residents and volunteers planted 200 tubestock at this Energex Vegetation Offsets Project.

Piccabeen Bookshop
Two Mega Book Sales
Held at the Landcare shed for the Piccabeen Bookshop, these events offered great bargains for readers and extra profits for Landcare for the purchase of trees.
10 Year Anniversary of Piccabeen Bookshop 

Felix Webb and Georgia Lorange were brought to the bookshop as babies when the bookshop first opened. Perhaps that early experience has helped shape them into keen readers today!

Why not bring your young relatives in to browse for some reading over the summer holidays?





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