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formerly Bush Volunteers

1988 Parks project ”first of many”

1988 TNP Cedar Creek - John and JennyA band of volunteers have finished their first major project towards upgrading the increasingly popular National Park on Tamborine Mountain in the Gold Coast Hinterland.

Over the past two weekends, 23 volunteer workers replaced a badly eroded and rutted walking track leading to falls and swimming holes in Cedar Creek National Park with a waterproof walkway.

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2008 Twenty Years of the Tamborine Bush Volunteers

TBV celebrates 20 years - TBV GroupThis month marks twenty years of the Tamborine Bush Volunteers (TBV).  Late in 1987 Jenny Schultz talked to Tamborine National Park ranger, John Johnstone, about forming a group of volunteers to help with work in Tamborine National Park.

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Main Street Blitz Phase 2 - A Willing and Accomplished Crew

Main Street after plantingFair mountain weather was used to great advantage by the volunteer crew of the good ship T.M. Joint Project for the Main Street Blitz Phase 2 on Saturday morning 4th June. The hearties of the Tamborine Bush Volunteers (TBV) and Tamborine Mountain Landcare (TML) achieved a significant amount of restoration work in the National Park strip adjacent to the RSL War Memorial.

By the time shipmates Laurelle and Judith had set up a delicious morning tea at 10 a.m. a small sea of white tipped wooden stakes marked the sites where native gingers, endemic clumping grasses and local palm trees had been planted, fertilised, mulched and watered. Foreign pest plants had flourished before Phase 1 of the Blitz, but now it won’t be too long before the area becomes very attractive to native birds and animals. All plants used were supplied by Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and were certified pest and Myrtle Rust free.

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2011 May - Main Street Blitz Phase 2 - Buds, Birds and Butterflies

2011 May - Main Street Blitz Phase 2 - planting handsThe partnership between Tamborine Mountain Landcare and Tamborine Bush Volunteers in restoring the strip of rainforest along Main Street near the RSL War Memorial is set to continue with Phase 2 scheduled for Saturday 4th June from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.

Mountain residents, especially families and children, are invited to take part in helping our native birds and animals to survive and thrive by planting a tree or shrub that will contribute towards the restoration of their wild habitat. Over the years the loss of habitat through the invasion of foreign pest plants like lantana, morning glory and privet (to mention only three) has contributed greatly to the loss of native flora and fauna species. By eradicating these pests as was done in Phase 1 of the Main Street blitz, and by the replanting of native varieties as planned for Phase 2, we will be helping restore the ecological diversity of our mountain’s rainforests.

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2011 March - TNP Main Street Blitz

2011 March - TNP Main Street BlitzTamborine Bush Volunteers and Tamborine Mountain Landcare are partners in restoring the strip of rainforest along Main Street near the RSL war memorial. A regeneration blitz is about to begin next month, to return this weed-contaminated swathe of the National Park fronting Main Street to be returned to its former natural glory. Phase one of the project begins on Saturday 2nd April at 8:00 a.m.

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2010 Nov - TNP Geissemenn Drive Project

2010 Nov - TNP - Geissemenn DrThe Tamborine Bush Volunteers have been working on a section of Tamborine National Park which borders Geissmann Drive.  Lantana clearing and revegetating the area with rainforest trees is slowly taking place in the area behind the remnant rainforest.  At our last working bee we were very visible and attracted a lot of interest from the passing traffic.

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2010 Aug - TNP Joalah Section - National Tree Day

2010 Aug - TNP Joalah Section - National Tree Day GroupNational Tree Day, coordinated by Planet Ark, was celebrated on Tamborine Mountain.  The Tamborine Bush Volunteers supported National Tree Day and did our bit to assist in planting 1 million trees as part of this event.  Our efforts will help create a cleaner and healthier environmental for the next generation.

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A Map of our National Park Activity Sites

Below you will see a Map powered by Google under its general Terms of Service and its Google Maps/Google Earth APIs Terms of Service and incorporates by reference the Google Privacy Policy.  We also refer you to our own Website Terms & Conditions.

The Map plots the general location of where the Group's activity occurred. Selecting a placeholder allows a pop-up of that location's Report article introduction which is linked to the Report. You may also see some tools therein such as getting directions.


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TBV Work Sites

TBV affiliated with National Parks Association of Queensland Inc. in 2002 and has continued this affiliation.

All projects undertaken by TBV are approved by QPWS (Gold Coast Management Unit) and the TBV has a close working relationship with these rangers and staff. The TBV has been self-managed since April 2006.

The TBV has been represented at all National Park Days since 1989 and has hosted some of these functions with the Tamborine Mountain Natural History Association Inc.

The TBV and Tamborine Mountain Landcare have worked cooperatively on two projects at Main Street, North Tamborine and Macdonnell Road, Eagle Heights.

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Birdo events at this link

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Book - Mistletoes of Subtropical Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria

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Copies of the excellent & definitive “ The Mistletoes of Subtropical Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria” by local authors John Moss & Ross Kendall now on sale at $27.50 from Mike Russell (5545 3601).

Book - Flora and Fauna of Tamborine Mountain

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TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN FLORA & FAUNA by Russell, Leiper, White, Francis, Hauser, McDonald & Sims is now on sale at local outlets for $15.  

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