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3193BeachPatrol at Ricketts Point wins Bayside Council's Environmental Community Organisation of the Year Award

We are thrilled to advise that Bayside City Council has awarded Beach Patrol 3193 Ricketts Point their Environmental Community Organisation of the Year Award for 2016.

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City of Kingston Beachpatrol groups win nonimination for City of Kingston Community Groups Australia Day Awards

Our 5 BeachPatrol groups in the City of Kingston area were collectively nominated in this years Australia Day awards the council awards to groups in its region.  Well done to Mentone, Parkdale, Aspendale, Chelsea and our new Mordialloc groups.

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Frankston BeachPatrol helps city win Sustainable Cities award.

Frankston City was won the Sustainable Cities award for 2015.  BeachPatrol 3199 was part of the contributing factors to lift the council up to the winner level.

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3 Beachpatrol groups unite for a joint clean

Members of 3 different Beachpatrol groups joined together with another local volunteer group on Sat 7th Nov for a clean in Newport

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Beachpatrol makes it as a finalist in VCC annual awards

Beachpatrol has been selected as a finalist in this years Victorian Coastal Awards for Excellence for 2015.  Sponsored by the Victorian Coastal Council who;

Ensure the protection and enhancement of Victoria's coastal and marine areas.

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6,700 Beachpatrol groups needed

6,700 Beachpatrol groups needed.    Eight million tonnes of plastic are going into the ocean each year

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NSW to get Container Depost Scheme

The Baird Government in NSW has just announced they will introduce cash for containers recycling in NSW! Today is a great day for the environment.   Now every littered bottle will be worth 10 cents.  Bottle litter will vanish in a few months.  recycling will go from 20% to over 80%.  (Just yesterday Port Melbourne 3207BP picked dup 116 bottles in an hour).What a fantastic improvement this will be for all.

Now We need to convince our new Vic government that this is essential here too to clean up our highly littered beaches, parks and road ways.

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Beach Patrol on Weekend Notes

Debbie Lustig (an enhustiastic 3182/3184/3186 member) has written an artilce about Beach Patrol on Weekend Notes. Thanks to Debbie for doing this and lets hope it encourages more people to join in!

 

Here is the link to the article -  http://www.weekendnotes.com/beach-patrol-australia/.

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Butt litterers get a salient message

The lazy people who drop their cigarette butts in Albert Park received a clear sign this weekend to make the effort and walk a few meters to put their butts in the bin where they belong.  Is it that hard?  Really?

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3186 Beach Patrol Receives a Grant from Bayside Council

3186 Beach Patrol was delighted to be supported in 2014-15 by a $3500 grant from Bayside Council. The grant will fund an expansion of the group and purchase some more shirts and caps as well as some cleanup equipment like grabbers. 

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