3199 BeachPatrol Covering the Frankston Beaches

3199 BeachPatrol
A finalist in several Keep Australia Beautiful's Clean Beach Awards as well as being named Victoria's Most Popular Beach, Frankston also plays host to the IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship and is home to Sand Sculpting Australia. 

With the assistance of Frankston City Council, 3199 Beach Patrol was founded in March 2015 With a view to sustain our local beach environment whilst protecting our delicate and unique Port Phillip marine ecosystem. 

3199 Beach Patrol's group of dedicated volunteers meet on the third Saturday of each month to clean our much loved Frankston beach. We provide a friendly and rewarding opportunity for people of all ages to participate in not only making a visual difference, but also helping to protect Port Phillip. 

Sponsorship and donation enquiries welcome via the Contact link on our website or by emailing 3199@beachpatrol.com.au New Members are always invited to register for 3199 Beach Patrol via the New Member Sign Up tab on our website.

How much difference has 3199 group made in this year?

Kgs of rubbish collectedShopping bags of rubbishVolunteer HoursBottles & cans
    
17254516

How much difference has 3199 group made in Previous years?

Kgs of rubbish collectedShopping bags of rubbishVolunteer HoursBottles & cans
    
15847399562371

Most Recent 3199 Group Activities

3199 Frankston Beach Patrol October 2016 Clean Up by 3199@beachpatrol.com.au

A great turnout for our October 2016 Clean Up at Long Island Beach with some friendly new faces making their way along to come and join our amazing team.

3199 Frankston Beach Patrol September 2016 Clean Up by 3199@beachpatrol.com.au

35 amazing people met at Wells Street Beach, just near Frankston Surf Life Saving Club, for our September 2016 Clean Up and the 30th Anniversary of the International Coastal Cleanup. (http://www.oceanconservancy.org/our-work/international-coastal-cleanup/2016-ocean-trash-index.html)

I guess by now people may be getting sick of reading "How good was the wether", but the reality is, how good was the weather! Sure, the wind may have been up, but the sunshine certainly made up for it allowing us to remove 26.8 kilograms - 6.25 of which was recyclables and all of which could have been avoided.

It was also great to have Local and State Government representatives as well as a few candidates attend as well.

Despite the great achievements today, there was a level of sadness when we discovered a deceased baby shark on the beach, the cause of which is unknown. We believe it may have been a Gummy Shark, but cannot confirm this. Its never good to see any wildlife deceased at such a young age, be it marine wildlife or other, and that is why we exist - to help spread the word about conservation and protection.

Also of major concern today was the number of Plastic Straws which to estimate and based of asking fellow beach patroller, to say 1,000+ could quite well be an understatement. An increase in Microplastics were also of concern, but without doubt, the number of Nurdles was mind-boggling. You didn't have to look far with many also found in the car park area. Yes, they are leaving the beaches and coming inland due to the wind we assume. We will be taking a lot more interest in the Nurdles going in to the future, gathering more specific data. We will be keeping our registered members informed of this, so if you haven't yet signed up to join us, go to www.beachpatrol.com/member-sign-up and complete your details.

Our next Beach Clean will be Saturday, October 15 meeting at Long Island Beach at 10am (subject to weather) - follow the path from Long Island Tennis Club.
Register to be kept advised of any changes such as time, location, cancellation, etc.
Register at www.beachpatrol.com.au/member-sign-up 

You can find the details of our efforts today below.


3199 Frankston Beach Patrol August 2016 Clean Up by 3199@beachpatrol.com.au

To this day, I',m not sure if it is because we are doing good for our community and our planet ,or, we are just pure lucky, but we did it again - we dodged the rain!
That's not to say we had the perfect day however, as 27 amazing people still had to brave chilling winds to bring back an impressive 20 bags weighing 43kgs collectively. It's one thing to get out there and clean up after somebody else, but to do it on a day like today, and voluntarily I might add, this team of caring people should be commended on their efforts yet again!
We also had the pleasure of having members of Sea Shepherd along as well, further showing that it doesn't matter who you are or where you're from, if we all work together, we can make a positive difference to our planet's health. 
Don't forget to put our next clean on your calendars too - Saturday, September 17, 10am, Meeting at Well's St Beach, just near Frankston Surf Life Saving Club/Waves on the Beach.

A big thank you to our sponsors and supporters as always;

Frankston City Council,
Bunnings Warehouse, Frankston,
Fit Body Fit Mind,
The Dharma Hub,
Section G12
Cignall, Frankston,
Peninsula Surf,
Snap Print, Frankston,
Peninsula Camera Centre,
Mic Mac's Oriental Grocer,
Foot Street Newsagency,

and of course, YOU!



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3199 BP Contact details

If you live in the area and want to contribute to keeping your beaches clean then Sign up with 3199BeachPatrol 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 3199 Beach Clean

Cleaning DateTimeActivity Details
   
12-Dec-20199.00 amHelp 3199 Frankston Beach Patrol make a difference for our first December beach clean on Thursday 12th at 9 am. Share whatever time you can, please check in with the Site Supervisor on beach. Meeting Point - Frankston Pier beach entrance. We'll start with our 9:00 am information and safety briefing. . At 10:30 we'll meet up to count and weigh recyclables and rubbish to gather data for litter source reduction. BYO gloves and smiles, litter collection bags supplied. No open-toed footwear please, Children under 16 need to be accompanied by an adult. See you on the beach!

Last 3199 Group Data

Activity DateNo. bagslitter - KgHrs
    
19-Jan-2019251745

Last 3199 Group Activity

3199 Frankston Beach Patrol fresh clean first Sat 2019 event by 3199@beachpatrol.com.au
We had an amazing fresh clean 2019 Sat beach clean start with many enthusiastic volunteers removing 17 kgs of litter from Long Island beach. Apart from butts & small plastic pieces, we even found money & an inflatable beach swan! Great work from 35 volunteers to give back to the community by helping keep our beach nice & safe for us & marine life!

In this year

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

Spotting plastic nurdles

This year todate - Recording started after Oct 2015

None100+1000+
   
010

In previous years

None100+1000+
   
6823