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BeachPatrol / LoveOurStreet

As the importance of BeachPatrol and Love Our Street grows, we are getting more and more media attention. We need media attention to broaden the reach of our cause. The more that people understand the problem with plastic, it’s littering, its impact on wildlife in the oceans and on land the sooner we will get behaviour change. The more public awareness we generate the more the various government departments and industry will pay attention to our causes.

Recent Media Releases

Release Date Media Name Media Type Subject Story Image
11 Jun 2021 Channel (News 4 pm TV Channel 9

After  a big on shore storm, there was a lot of plastic rubbish blown up on to the Port Melbourne beaches.  Channel 9 news came and interviewed Ramona and Ross on it.


01 May 2021 State Government Announcements Web Release

On November 20th, 2020 Victorian Marine & Coastal Awards 2020 - Celebrating marine and coastal excellence were announced over a zoom webinar. The 2020 Awards highlight the importance of the community and partnerships in making sure the many values of Victoria’s coastal and marine areas are safeguarded for the future. The awards were announced by Hon. Lily D'Ambrosio, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change.

Beach Patrol 3280-3284 won the 'Inspiring community engagement and education' award. Beach Patrol 3280-3284/Colleen Hughson was nominated for the award by DELWP Natural Environment Programs Officer, Mandy Watson (Barwon south west Victoria). The nomination was for the community leadership during the 2017 Nurdle spill and the ongoing work of Beach Patrol is removing plastic off our local beaches and educating the community about marine debris.

24 Mar 2021 Channel 10 Studio One Morning Show TV Channel 10

We were interviewed about our Tide line survey of plastic rubbish that was washing out of the Bay.  We were concluding 5 years of survey to show the state of plastic pollution  over 28 categories in the Port Philip Bay. Thanks to Ping Publicity for arranging this


01 Mar 2021 Lets Talk Bayside Local News Paper

Friends of Bayside Roads, Hampton Beachpatrol and Love Our street 3188 are just some of the volunteer groupsworking hard along side councisl efforts to keep Bayside beautiful.

01 Mar 2021 LOS 3204 Community Well Being Local News Paper

Taking part in a local litter clean-up event is not only beneficial for your community and the environment , but its great for you well-being.  Susie Parker runs the comminity group LOS 3204 and organises a monthly clean up in Bentleigh, Mc Kinnon or Ormond.  "It's a feel good thing" she said.

01 Mar 2021 Frankston News Local News Paper

Congratulations to 3198 Seaford Beach Patrol, who received a $1,000 Environmental Sustainability Grant through Council’s Community and Business Support Grant Program.

10 Feb 2021 Stay Weekly News Paper

What better way to show Mother Nature that you can than spending an hour doing something for her  on Valentine's Day.

25 Nov 2020 The Standard News Paper

Three years to the day since its inception, Beach Patrol 3280 took out the Inspiring Community Engagement and Education honour in the Victorian Marine and Coastal Awards. Link

20 Nov 2020 ABC Melbourne Radio Radio

Short Intrview on the situation of Mask littered in the environment.

19 Nov 2020 Herald Sun News Paper

Beach Patrol president Ross Headifen, who with wife Ramona has personally collected 130 masks in the Port Melbourne area since mid-September, said the environmental group’s volunteers reported dumped face masks was a growing issue.
They were typically discarded on the roadside or median strips, with many washing into stormwater and finding their way into the Yarra River and Port Phillip Bay. “We pick up masks every time we go out,’’ Mr Headifen said. “I would say it’s mostly people dropping them, them blowing out of the car or dropping them on the ground. “It’s just very disappointing. “You would think people would pay more attention.”The harm to wildlife, such as fish and birds which could be entangled in ear loops, could be enormous. “Because  hey have two loops on them it makes them quite dangerous,’’ Mr Headifen said. “It’s just sad people are that careless.”