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09
3207BP cleans in the Wind

3207BP was also out today cleaning up the Port Melbourne Dog allowable beach.  We too saw a lot of dead mutton birds washed up on the beach.  Very sad.

We had about 20 volunteers braving the chill and wind.  The council beach sweeper had removed most of the rubbish recently so we were left picking up lots of little plastic bits. 

Though one mouse trap and another two syringes were recovered.

Our mascot Lucy the poodle was keen to get involved.

 We were also joined by Helen and Victor who are starting up a 3184 Beachpatrol in Elwood.  Good luck to them down the coast there.

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09
3182BP Cleans up in November

Thanks to all 26 of you that turned up today, an amazing turn out given the terrible weather! We had some new beach patrollers join us today and I am very pleased to welcome you to our group. 

 

We collected 101kg litter (two wheelie bins worth!), which is an incredible haul, bringing our total to 919kg after 10 beach patrols, we should reach our one tonne target on our next beach patrol!

I look forward to seeing you at our next beach patrol on Saturday, 14 December meeting at the Marine Reserve Car Park with a Xmas BBQ afterwards (more details will follow).

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09
3206BP November Beach clean

Despite blustery conditions and an onshore wind over a dozen volunteers turned out to clean the Albert Park beach today.  Quite alarming was the high number of Mutton birds had washed up on to the sand.  Apparently this is a migratory time and some birds face a hard time with the winds and lack of food. 

The council had had their beach sweeper over the sands the day before, but we still managed to pick up a lot of little pieces of plastic, the sweeper cannot pick up.

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