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.


The Port Phillip Clean Beaches Coalition Clean Up, Victoria

2010 Port Phillip FlyerThe Port Phillip Clean Beaches Coalition needs you... Clean Up Australia Day - Sunday March 6th, 2011. Let's all work together to keep Ort Phillip Bay beautiful!

Please visit www.cleanup.org.au to register and meet at one of the following locations:

  • Elwood Beach - Meet at Elwood Surf Lifesaving Club
  • St Kilda Beach - Meet at Blessington Street
  • West Beach - Meet at St Kilda Pier
  • Middle Park Beach - Meet at Langridge Street
  • Port Melbourne Beach - Meet at Princes Street
  • Sandridge Beach - Meet at Sandridge Surf Lifesaving Club
  • Webb Dock - Meet at Sandridge Surf Lifesaving Club

For further information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the Port Phillip EcoCentre on (03) 9534 0670.

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