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Cigarette Butt Survey Rouse St Port Melbourne

Some members of 3207 Beachpatrol performed another Cig butt survey along Rouse St in Port Melbourne.  We had performed one along the same St this time last year so were curious to see if there was any difference.  The weather was quite bad with heavy showers on and off so we only surveyed and cleaned approx. 100 m either side of Bay St..  This was a shorter length than last year but captured most of the businesses which is where the littered butts come from  Thanks to the people that turned out.

Results

2150 butts over 200 m of street.  Both sides.  That makes on average 10 butts for every meter of street.   This is appalling behaviour of smokers.

21 bottles and cans also collected.

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Parkdale April '15 Clean up
An enthusiastic group of 21 adults and kids collected 31kg of rubbish in cold, windy and ominous weather.

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3194 Mentone Beach Patrol April

We had 3 volunteers for the April Beach Patrol for Mentone Beach and collected 24.6 kgs of rubbish.

Bottles and cans were very prominent with 78 aluminium cans, 60 glass bottles and 10 plastic bottles.

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A successful clean up this April with 12 people collecting 16.3kg of litter.  

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3016 Williamstown Beach Clean - April 18th
GREAT EFFORT FROM THE CREW!!!
3016 Beach Patrol Williamstown was made up of 14 loyal volunteers, who scanned Williamstown Beach and cleaned up some of the unwanted trash! Ripper effort everyone! The local wildlife is forever thankful for your amazing dedication! :)

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3191 March clean up
Thank you to all the dedicated 3191 beach patrollers who helped pick up 24kg of rubbish from Sandringham beach at the end of March!  

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The Yarra River bank in Port Melbourne

A special clean up was made in March along the south bank of the Yarra river adjacent to Westgate Park.  The clean up was sponsored and administered by  Heidi Taylor of Tangaroa Blue.  They run beach litter clean sups on a large scale in Australia.  Assisted by 3207Beachaptro volunteers and Friends of Westgate park,  a massive 320 kgs of litter were collected along approx. 650 m of river bank.  Heidi has a detailed cataloguing system and all the litter was sorted and categorised. 

In summary 35 volunteers picked up and  removed;

11038 separate items  in 39 large sacks. 

This included;

611 bottles and cans and recycled

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Port Melbourne Beach is a mess
35 volunteers turned up on Saturday to what looked like a clean First Point Beach.  From the edge of the Princes Pier at the south end of the beach it look very clean.  The whole beach is only about 300 m long and I was telling people to move on to the next beach once we'd finished this one.    Not quite so.  While the beach above the tide line was quite litter free the tide line and in the water was such a horrible mix of plastic film caught in weeds.

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30 of us cleaned the beach either side of St Kilda Pier and collected 103kg of litter.

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3941April Cleanup
We had a wonderful sunny afternoon cleaning an area of 2 kilometres around the Rye Yacht Club. A few new members joined a total of 26 for s successful and fun cleanup.

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