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Friends of Tamborine National Park
(formerly Tamborine Bush Volunteers)
The Friends of Tamborine National Park (FoTNP) formerly known as Tamborine Bush Volunteers (TBV) was formed in March 1988 with the aim of establishing a community-group to work with the Queensland Parks and Wildlife (QPW) on park maintenance in Tamborine National Park. Specific projects are identified which enhance the natural integrity and beauty of Tamborine Mountain.
If you would like to help slow the Greenhouse effect and create habitat for native animals then consider joining us for a fun day in the great outdoors. For further information contact Len Lowry with this link Contact the TBV Coordinator or visit us on Facebook.

About Us

The role of groups such as the FoTNP is becoming more and more important as funding for national parks continues to decline in relation to the area managed.
Tamborine Mountain has significant remnant rainforest areas in the centre of a large population centre in south-east Queensland. Tamborine Mountain has a very high visitation rate due to its proximity to Brisbane, Gold Coast and the urban development around Beenleigh.
Volunteers meet on the first Saturday of each month. Work activities vary from clearing weed species and replanting with local rainforest trees and understorey plants, weed control, track maintenance, plant propagating and nursery work.
FoTNP is not directly funded but tools, supervision and training are provided by Queensland Parks and Wildlife. The Tamborine Mountain Natural History Association Inc. has provided funding to the group to purchase tree stock. The FoTNP is affiliated with the Queensland National Parks Association Inc. (NPAQ) and has a common focus in maintaining and expanding Queensland’s national park estate. The group does not have a committee structure but designated members are assigned to liaise with Queensland Parks and Wildlife.
The FoTNP have been successful in receiving awards for their revegetation work.
Membership of the group is about 15, representing ages from 10 to 75 years of age.

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Random Images - Friends of TNP Bush Volunteers

  • New members at Joalah Section TNP 1
  • Description: Tamborine Bush Volunteers (TBV) welcomed Kelly, Margaret and Jessie to our last working bee at Joalah section Tamborine National Park. Planting a tree for the future is always a popular activity when revegetating the national park.
  • 1991 TNP Palm Grove Section
  • TBV celebrates 20 years - TBV Group
  • 2017-02-04 FoTNP Work Event Cedar Creek Falls TNP Section

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