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
    
302129189172

How much difference has 3193 group made in Previous years?

Kgs of rubbish collectedShopping bags of rubbishVolunteer HoursBottles & cans
    
16075529251070

Most Recent 3193 Group Activities

3193 August 2018 Ricketts Point Beach Clean by 3193@beachpatrol.com.au

A bit of a blustery morning but the sun was out for us during the beach clean! 26 volunteers came along to help clean up the beach at Beaumaris Yacht Club, Ricketts Point - thank you everyone for all your efforts. We had one member travel from Wheeler's Hill via 3 buses - what dedication! 

In total we collected 16 bags of litter estimated at 35 kg in weight. Most common items were; micro-plastics, nurdles, polystyrene and cigarette butts

3193 July 2018 Ricketts Point Beach Clean by 3193@beachpatrol.com.au

All in there were 5 of you that made it on the wet and wild morning to clean up the beach at Beaumaris life saving club, well done! One full bag of litter was collected estimated at 9 Kg in weight. Most common items were; straws, polystyrene and cigarette butts. Recyclables; we collected 5 plastic bottles and 1 can.

3193 Beach Clean Ricketts Point - 2 June 2018 by 3193@beachpatrol.com.au

There were 29 of us cleaning up the beach yesterday at Black Rock, south of Half Moon Bay. Great to see lots of families participating and enjoying the sunshine and calm conditions. We collected 30 bags of litter in total and roughly 85 Kg in weight (due to some large and heavy items e.g. a tyre, umbrella, wood, clothing and glass bottles).

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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-Sep-201811.00 amDetails for the next 3193 BP/Marine Care Ricketts Point beach clean for September: When: Saturday 1 September, 11 am Where: South of the Beachside Cafe, Ricketts Point. Look out for the Marine Care Ricketts Point flag on the beach (map on the reminder email).

Last 3193 Group Data

Activity DateNo. bagslitter - KgHrs
    
04-Aug-2018263526

Last 3193 Group Activity

3193 August 2018 Ricketts Point Beach Clean by 3193@beachpatrol.com.au
A bit of a blustery morning but the sun was out for us during the beach clean! 26 volunteers came along to help clean up the beach at Beaumaris Yacht Club, Ricketts Point - thank you everyone for all your efforts. We had one member travel from Wheeler's Hill via 3 buses - what dedication! 

In total we collected 16 bags of litter estimated at 35 kg in weight. Most common items were; micro-plastics, nurdles, polystyrene and cigarette butts

In this year

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

Spotting plastic nurdles

This year todate - Recording started after Oct 2015

None100+1000+
   
502

In previous years

None100+1000+
   
3340