View Article

16


Activity date : Saturday, 15 October 2016
Location : 3199
Full BP/LOS bgs picked up Inc bottles & cans : 12 Bags
Full BP/LOS bgs of drink containers picked up : N/A
Estimated kgs picked up : 38 Kg
Time spent for this event : 18 Hours
Number of collected bottles : 11
Container Volume % of total rubbish : N/A
Number of collected syringes : 1
Cleaned length : 840 m
Cleaned width : 60 m
Cleaned area : 50400 m2
Most common items collected : Straws
Plastic chip bags and confectionary wrappers
Plastic fragments < 5cm
Were there any nurdles? : 1000+

A great turnout for our October 2016 Clean Up at Long Island Beach with some friendly new faces making their way along to come and join our amazing team.
In all, some 18 people made the effort to attend showing their support for not only our beaches and marine ecosystems, but also their community - something which is fantastic to see. One of our members even got to take home a Sun Lounge which was found disposed of on the beach.
The past couple of weeks in fact have seen some great community interaction with our Facebook Page alone becoming the second most liked Beach Patrol group.
On Friday October 7, we were fortunate enough to be invited by Peninsula Business Group to give a presentation there which was extremely well received by all in attendance.
Further, we have had numerous members of the community contacting us to tell of wildlife washing up on our shores which is something that we don't want to see, but it enables us to follow it up if need be. Such was the case with the Penguin discovered in late September which has since been passed on to Neil Blake from Port Phillip Eco Centre for analysis. We have attached some images to show the extent of marine wildlife which has been found washed on Frankston's beaches this past month alone so as you can show your friends and family.
The main thing though is that, slowly but surely, more and more people are becoming aware of what impact litter, especially single use plastics, are having on our environment. 
Lastly, a big thank you to all who made it on Saturday, to those who have been sharing our page and posts/tweets on Social Media, and to you for taking the time to read this and of course, don't forget our next Beach Clean Up at Olivers Hill on November 19, 10am-11pm - it's going to be a massive day and we need as many people as we can get for this one. So invite everyone you know to come and take part in this big clean up as history tells us that the rocks especially are a great litter trap.

We can't wait to see you there!

Posted in: 3199
Actions: E-mail | Permalink |