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Activity date : Sunday, 2 March 2014
Location : 3207
Full BP/LOS bgs picked up Inc bottles & cans : 16 Bags
Full BP/LOS bgs of drink containers picked up : N/A
Estimated kgs picked up : 55 Kg
Time spent for this event : 28 Hours
Number of collected bottles : N/A
Container Volume % of total rubbish : N/A
Number of collected syringes : N/A
Cleaned length : N/A m
Cleaned width : N/A m
Cleaned area : N/A m2
Most common items collected : Straws
Cigarette butts
Plastic fragments
Were there any nurdles? : None

28 volunteers including 4 new people came out to join the nationwide Clean up Australia Day event.  We cleaned about 1 km of beach in Port Melbourne down to Kerford Rd.  The beaches were mostly clean with not having had any hot summer days for the past week or more.  A number of burst helium balloons with their strings were found along the high tide mark.

Afterwards some of us went to join Janet B's group at the Westgate park by the Ferry over the Yarra River.   They had been working there for two hours already by the time we got there.  Overall they picked up about 25 big sacks of rubbish and recyclables over approx. 500 m stretch along the river bank and in the trees above it.  What a big difference they made there.    A big freighter sailed past while we were there on the river bank.  It was so close to us and looked so huge.

 

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