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3182 Beach Patrol First Event

3182 Beach PatrolThe 3182 Beach Patrol held their first event on Saturday February 6th on St Kilda Beach. They had 36 starters and went flat out for an hour – and that was after the council had done their mechanical cleaning.  More than 50 kg collected and that was mainly cigarette butts, small glass bits, small plastics, socks and dummies. As well as the normal PET bottles and cans.  They now have 52 members and heading for 100 fast!

Next clean up day is with Earth Care St Kilda on Clean up Australia Day Sat 3rd March at 9am at West Beach Bathers Pavilion

For more information contact Graham Chappell Beach Patrol 3182 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

3206 Beach Patrol Summer Event!

3206 logoA HUGE thanks to everyone for coming along on Saturday. With over 80 hands, large and small hard at work, we picked up a huge amount of litter and rubbish from the beach along Port Phillip Bay in Melbourne - more than15 bags full .The major culprits of cigarette butts, straws and plastic bags are still raising their ugly heads - and sadly six syringes were picked up too. We are not a totally safe bare foot beach yet but we are getting there and the goal remains intact!

It was great to see the locals mixing at the Sand Bar afterwards and as always the stars of the show were our children. It's so incredible how they get in to the task and then let it rip with fun in the sun, sand and sea!

A special thanks to Beach Pat roller Captain Kelly for bringing along the boat and taking the kids for a well deserved joy ride!

We know not everyone can make it along as lives are very busy but thanks to ALL our members for your continued support in the future. By the end of summer we will have 3182 and 3186 Beach Patrol. This would not have happened without the enthusiasm and support of our very special hood, 3206!

Merry Christmas and Happy Summer Days to everyone

Guy Boston

3206 Beach Patrol

3206 Beach Patrol Gets Ready for Summer!

2012 3206Dear 3206 Beach Patrollers,

Its time for us to hit the sand and give our shore line a nice Spring Clean!

Please join the action at 9am on Saturday Dec 3 starting at either Mc Gregor St or Victoria Ave which ever suits you best. From either point we will head towards the Sandbar Cafe where we will meet for coffee at approx 10am and let the kids run riot , bare foot, on a nice clean beach!

The "clean beach movement" is building big time with local council bolstering their cleaning efforts, trial storm water litter traps now installed and The CoPP are also about to introduce a brand new long term plan for Port Phillip Foreshore Management.

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3206 Beach Patrol Winter Update 2011

2011 3206 WinterHi Everyone

It seems the cold weather is not stopping our voluntary efforts - some awesome efforts are being made and a big thanks to everyone doing there bit in the off season.

I have had a surge in reports over the last few weeks - to name a few Kate and Adele did a massive 2.5 hour clean up down in West St Kilda last weekend. Chico, Tony and the crew from Vic Beach Volley Ball just sent in the below

Great effort guys and due to the storm water drains we ironically bad sadly need more cleaning in the winter than we do in the summer !

Happy school hols!

Guy Boston - 3206 Beach Patrol

2010-11 Victorian Surf Coast Report

2011 ReportThe Victorian Surf Coast 2010-2011 project collected 26,670 items of debris weighing 1907Kg from Victorian beaches. This enabled us to characterise the debris, indicate debris sources and to give a very basic comparison between debris on the Surf Coast and inside Port Phillip Bay.

Beach litter and street litter are indicated as the main sources of debris on Victoria's Surf Coast and within Port Phillip Bay. The levels of debris within this project period are likely to reflect a high input of land based litter generated in the September 2010 and the January – February 2011 flood events especially in Port Phillip Bay.

Plastic items made up 82% of the project total and cigarette butts were the most numerous item.

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