Beach Patrol Activities

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LOS 3183 & 3185 Balaclava & Ripponlea Oct 2019

A small group of determined volunteers spent an hour collecting litter near Balaclava Station and shops. People came and went at different times, so no people pic today. We collected 4 kg of litter, including 800 cigarette butts (plastic), lots of other small pieces of plastic and confectionery wrappers. That's over 11,000 butts so far this year!

The photo shows what was collected from one of the pits around one single street tree near the station: 63 butts and half a bag of other rubbish, much of it plastic.

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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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October Clean Up
Six volunteers cleaned up around Thompson Reserve Maribyrnong. We picked up 35.9kg . Lots of baby wipes ,broken glass and chip packets. 57 bottles bot...

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3188 Beach Clean- October 2019

Small Street beach area was our destination for our October clean. It was a beautiful sunny morning to celebrate Hampton Beach Patrol running for 5 years, with lots seaweed along the tide line.  16.5kgs of rubbish was collected: 56 recyclables and 1 syringe. Thanks to the 25 volunteers who were able to come along to help keep our beaches clean. This month Hampton Beach Patrol welcomed 5 new members. All members enjoyed home made Gluten free Chocolate Cake after a hard hour of cleaning. 

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Thanks to all 15 volunteers who turned up for our September Beach Patrol and continued with our goal of reducing the amount of litter at Mentone Beach.

9 bags of rubbish was collected weighing 21.3 kgs including 24 bottles and cans.

Look out for a following email regarding the Melbourne Marathon.

It would be great to have some Mentone Beach Patrollers available to help,

thanks everyone Paul.

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September Clean at South Beach
Well we really UNTRASHED Mount Marthas South Beach today. Setting a new record for the most rubbish collected at one of our events (by weight) 62....

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September 2019 Hawkers Beach
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We had some chilly, windy conditions for our clean this month - and a little rain. That didn't stop more than 32 people braving the elements to clean up the beach and carpark around Beaumaris Life Saving Club. Great to see so many kids and local students taking an enthusiastic interest in their beach and bay.

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LOS 3188 Hampton- September 2019 Clean

Hampton Street was our destination for our September clean. It was a miserable cold Saturday morning. 14kgs of rubbish collected: 62 recyclables, 450 Cigarette butts and no syringes. Thanks to the 3 volunteers who were able to come along to help keep our streets clean for our wildlife and prevent the litter entering our drains. 

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Spring Clean the city was performed again on Sept 21 by 268 volunteers.  They cleaned the CDB of littered single use plastic.

The litter was audited for 4 groups of items

1) Drink COntainer that would be covered by a CDS.  2218    In 2018 it was  2680

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