3193BeachPatrol Covering the Ricketts Point Beaches

3193 BeachPatrol - Ricketts Point

3193 BeachPatrol is based at the unique Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary, Beaumaris, which was established by the Victorian Government in November 2002.

We meet on the first Saturday of the month at 11 am at the Ricketts Point Teahouse, Beach Road, Beaumaris.  We are also hoping to soon establish a group during the middle of the week.  In addition, members often do their own individual clean-ups.

We operate under the auspices of both Marine Care Ricketts Point (www.marinecare.org.au), a not-for-profit group which works with Parks Victoria to protect the Sanctuary, and BeachPatrol Australia.  People who join 3193BeachPatrol Ricketts Point are also encourage to join Marine Care Ricketts Point.

Over the nearly 12 years of its existence, the variety of marine, bird and indigenous plant life has increased dramatically at the Sanctuary.  It is increasingly becoming a breeding ground for numerous fish and marine life not seen in the Bay for years.  As a marine sanctuary, all marine animals and plant life are protected and may not be caught or removed from the Sanctuary.

Ricketts Point also features in paintings by a number of famous Australian artists, including Tom Roberts and Fredrick McCubbin.  It is still used as a haunt by artists today. 

3193 Beach Patrol Ricketts Point is a friendly, open group which welcomes people from all over Melbourne, of all backgrounds and ages, including those with children, to get involved. 

We are passionate about protecting the Sanctuary environment.  Removal of litter on the beach and foreshore is a key protection activity.  This litter, including plastic, can slowly kill marine creatures as it is consumed mistakenly as food, or wraps around their fins, throats and legs.

Ricketts Point has a shallow swimming beach, making it ideal for very young swimmers, rock pools, as well as reefs which make it popular with snorkelers. 

How much difference has 3193 group made in this year?

Kgs of rubbish collectedShopping bags of rubbishVolunteer HoursBottles & cans
    
1561845

How much difference has 3193 group made in Previous years?

Kgs of rubbish collectedShopping bags of rubbishVolunteer HoursBottles & cans
    
244390215471772

Most Recent 3193 Group Activities

3193 January 2020 Clean by 3193@beachpatrol.com.au

January 4 was a beautiful and sunny day, though the wind picked up towards the end. Thank you to the 18 people who helped pick up 40 cans, 23 glass bottles and 22 plastic bottles. We also retrieved 300 cigarettes and lots of confectionary wrappers. Coffee lids, takeaway plastic containers, baby wipes, plastic string and a tennis ball were also disposed of.

3193 December Beach Clean by 3193@beachpatrol.com.au

24 people gathered for the clean-up at Beaumaris Yacht Club and between us we covered a lot of ground! Most of the rubbish was small plastics, and confectionary wrappers. We collected 120 cigarette butts and dog poo in plastic bags. There was also foam, fencing wire and bottle tops.

3193 October Clean by 3193@beachpatrol.com.au

The beautiful weather helped draw nearly 40 adults, teens and children out to Ricketts Point (near the tea house) for a great cleanup.

We even had two new-born twins strapped to mum and dad. Lots of small plastics were collected, and even though not all buckets were full to the top, every small piece of rubbish collected means one more marine animal is potentially saved from ingesting it. So, a great job by all!

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3193 BP Contact details

If you live in the area and want to contribute to keeping your beaches clean then Sign up with 3193BeachPatrol to become a member. As a member you will get

  • Email updates on news and upcoming activities
  • Free BeachPatrol Tee shirt
  • Share some together time at a local cafe after the 
  • Beach cleaning session
  • Participate in BeachPatrol social functions

Next 3193 Beach Clean

Cleaning DateTimeActivity Details
   
01-Feb-202011am 

Last 3193 Group Data

Activity DateNo. bagslitter - KgHrs
    
04-Jan-202061518

Last 3193 Group Activity

3193 January 2020 Clean by 3193@beachpatrol.com.au

January 4 was a beautiful and sunny day, though the wind picked up towards the end. Thank you to the 18 people who helped pick up 40 cans, 23 glass bottles and 22 plastic bottles. We also retrieved 300 cigarettes and lots of confectionary wrappers. Coffee lids, takeaway plastic containers, baby wipes, plastic string and a tennis ball were also disposed of.

In this year

Most Common Items selected
 
Cigarette butts
Plastic fragments >5 cm
Plastic fragments < 5cm

Spotting plastic nurdles

This year todate - Recording started after Oct 2015

None100+1000+
   
000

In previous years

None100+1000+
   
4782