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LOS 3184 Elwood Community Clean Feb 1st 2020

In a window of opportunity between yesterday's dusty scorcher and the welcome rain today, 10 volunteers helped out our neighbourhood. Not everyone's in the photo: a couple phoned in what they'd achieved in their own street today - the spirit of our group in action.

624 cigarette butts (almost double the same time last year at this location). There were lots of food and confectionery wrappers and other soft plastics too, These items need to be on the list to be replaced with non-plastic alternatives.

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Reported via Litter Stopper by members who cleaned up 

1. Walking to and from St Kilda Botanic Gardens/Ecocentre along Elwood Streets

2. Along Elster Creek following the flood of Monday 20 Jan: less litter by volume and significantly many fewer drink containers

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LOS Casey: a gift for the creatures at River Gum Reserve Hampton Park

Six volunteers spent over an hour clearing litter from this reserve that is sadly impacted by loads of dumped rubbish and littering behaviour. In one patch in the vegetation right next to the creek, there were lots of drink containers, litter from snacks, swathes of shade cloth, two dumped office chairs and a dumped shopping trolley. 

We will continue to seek support from Melbourne Water to have them remove the worst of the litter.

At least the waterbirds and other creatures are a bit safer for now.

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Our new group in Melbourne's Outer South East has conducted cleans in their area. Planning a full calendar for 2020.

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LOS 3184 Elwood Street Clean - Dec 7 2019

It's a busy time of year, but nine volunteers were able to come along, at various times, to clean up in the streets around Elwood Primary. Worst location was adjacent to a development site with lots of drink containers and butts. Local streets appeared cleaner.

A fantastic effort by all our members this year. Thank you everyone.

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Three reports came in using the Litter Stopper app: 7 volunteer hours, 11.3 kg of litter (11 bags), 29 drink containers, 360 cigarette butts. All this litter was cleaned up from beside the Elwood Canal and its feeder - Elster Creek. Port Phillip Council responded to a Snap Send Solve by visiting a development site that had significant litter directly beside the canal. Council officers required a number of strategies to be put in place and undertook to monitor compliance. It's worth reporting issues and keeping an eye on our neighbourhoods.

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Love Our Street 3184: Casual Cleans October - reported on Litter Stopper app

Members' reports of individual actions add to our group efforts to keep our community clean and to protect our oceans from pollution. Please use Litter Stopper and report to your nearest group.

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LOS 3184 Elwood Street Clean - a rainy day clean

Mad on this rainy morning? Well, seven of us were able to come along to Elwood shops (Glenhuntly Road) and nearby.
At least over 5 kg of litter didn't end up in the ocean: 600+ cigarette butts, 23 drink containers that should be returned if Victoria had a Container Deposit Scheme, lots of confectionery wrappers, lollipop sticks and Slurpee straws/straw packaging.
The heaviest rain help off till coffee time. 🐧🐧💚💚 Thanks everyone.

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LOS 3184 Elwood Street Clean - Our Fourth Birthday

You might think we just got together yesterday to eat birthday cake.

Well we also collected 13 kg of litter from Elwood Village and nearby streets: 1795 cigarette butts (plastic) and lots of serviettes, confectionery wrappers and small bits of plastic, These will now not be blown or washed into Port Phillip Bay.

Since starting the first Love Our Street group, in Elwood four years ago, the group has collected 530 kg of litter - from the streets of Elwood, a suburb that takes pride in its special character. We would love not to do this at all, but we know every little piece of litter on the streets has the potential to harm wildlife on land or in the sea.

LOS 3184 has shown the way for other "off-beach" Beach Patrol groups. There are now 15 other Love Our Street groups in Melbourne and one at Cape Woolamai: 16 babies in 4 years is some growth in numbers. Still more are in various stages of planning.

Thanks to all our wonderful members who come along when they can to take practical action to improve our local and wider environment.

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Love Our Street 3197 Carrum Community Cleans July & August

Wonderful to have willing volunteers in all sorts of weather to remove litter from the streets of Carrum and near Patterson River. These champions are protecting our bay creatures with every item they pick up.

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