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Activity date : Saturday, 21 January 2017
Location : 3199
Full BP/LOS bgs picked up Inc bottles & cans : 15 Bags
Full BP/LOS bgs of drink containers picked up : N/A
Estimated kgs picked up : 26 Kg
Time spent for this event : 33 Hours
Number of collected bottles : 16
Container Volume % of total rubbish : N/A
Number of collected syringes : 2
Cleaned length : 1635 m
Cleaned width : 20 m
Cleaned area : 32700 m2
Most common items collected : Plastic fragments < 5cm
Plastic fragments >5 cm
Cigarette butts
Were there any nurdles? : 1000+

As the late great Ritchie Benaud use to say, "A marvellous day here..." and although he may have been talking about conditions at the MCG, he could well have been speaking about Frankston's beautiful Wells Street Beach, because it certainly was ideal for our first Beach Patrol Clean Up of 2017. Well, as far as the weather was concerned anyway.
An alert had been issued by the EPA on Friday pertaining to water pollution in Port Phillip with numerous beaches closed right around the bay . But that did not deter our wonderful team of highly dedicated and extremely passionate volunteers who turned out in force once again with gloves, bags, smiles and their amazing sense of .humour.
We were also very fortunate to be joined by a number of new members who we welcomed to our Beach Patrol family. It is always great to see local people getting involved with our community and contributing towards our environment. We are very proud of our City here in Frankston and in particular, our award winning beaches, so it gives us an extra buzz for want of a better term when we can see them clean and know our marine wildlife are benefiting from our community contribution.
Of course, we could not do the work we do without the support of our sponsors: Frankston City Council, Bunnings Frankston, Braaap Motorcycles, Fit Body Fit Mind, The Dharma Hub, Section G12, Cignall Frankston, Peninsula Surf Centre, Peninsula Camera Centre, Snap Printing Frankston, Mic Macs Asian Grocer, and Foot St Newsagency.
So to our volunteers and sponsors, we thank you all for another amazing day out Beach Patrolling in our beautiful city that is Frankston.
Our next clean up starts  9am on Saturday 18 February meeting on the beach off the path from Long Island Tennis Club, Gould Street, Frankston. Safety briefing is 8:50am and as always, I look forward to seeing you on the beach!
John Billing
Group Manager
3199 Frankston Beach Patrol

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