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Information at Queensland Government Departmnent of National Parks, Sport and Racing - About Tamborine

Work Activity

First worked in this area in 1988

  • Cleared, planted and maintained an area behind the shelter shed and toilets. This area had an old rubbish dump which is close to the present composting toilets. The dump contained small items like cans and bottles - possibly park rubbish.

  • Cleared exotic ginger from along the track to the “T” junction.

  • Cleared a fire break from the lookout down the spur towards the old Council dump site and carried out a back-burn.

  • Constructed a stone stairway at the “T” junction to Cameron Falls. This working bee (March 1992) was attended by Pat and Lyn Comben. Pat Comben was the Minister for the Environment at the time.

  • General track maintenance and reforming the water bars along the entire track and repair the side drainage near the log bridge.

  • Built the first nursery at the ranger station and propagated rainforest trees and plants

  • Painted the old barracks.

  • Cleared two areas at the ranger station of lantana and removed an avocado orchard behind Jack Steven’s cabin. Planted and maintained these rainforest regenerated areas.

  • Laid concrete pavers at the ranger station.

  • Propagated and potted rainforest plants in the new nursery. This purpose built nursery was purchased with funds from a Community Benefit Fund grant, Tamborine Mountain Natural History Association donation and QPWS funds.

  • Ongoing maintenance and weed control of the two revegetated plots.

Create and maintain the environment and surrounding surviving nature will help you along the journey. It will also gradually put its own stamp on what it wants the ecology to be in this location but it will take many years for that occur. At least we know its getting going here. We also know that the work is not about control but assisting and suggesting to nature and then nature will have its say heard. That’s the way it should be. We just help keep it true to its own local ecology and is not taken over dramatically by the invaders we bring to this locality.

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