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Activity date : Saturday, 19 August 2017
Location : 3199
Full BP/LOS bgs picked up Inc bottles & cans : 7 Bags
Full BP/LOS bgs of drink containers picked up : N/A
Estimated kgs picked up : 15 Kg
Time spent for this event : 19 Hours
Number of collected bottles : 10
Container Volume % of total rubbish : N/A
Number of collected syringes : 5
Cleaned length : 1200 m
Cleaned width : 58 m
Cleaned area : 69600 m2
Most common items collected : Cigarette butts
Plastic fragments >5 cm
Were there any nurdles? : 1000+

19 intrepid volunteers came along this morning to see a great demonstration of Frankston City Council's beach cleaning machine by Kieran who remarked that the Council beach cleaning team & Council itself are very appreciative of 3199 Frankston Beach Patrol's efforts removing recyclables & litter.
The sun then disappeared & after about 25 mins of intermittent rain before we called a halt to the cleanup to prevent people getting wetter & colder. Despite the rain, most still wanted to keep going! What a team!
In about 25 mins we had collected a small amount of recyclables, 5 syringes & approximately 15+kgs of rubbish + a lot of butts. Neale "Baykeeper" Blake came along to discuss methods to collect data quarterly over 3 yrs with Peter staying to discuss the locations, requirements etc. Neil is looking for a team of about 6-7 volunteers & will attend Wells St clean on the 16th to demonstrate methods. 
All in all, it was a great demonstration of the commitment our volunteers have for our environment and our community. A commendable effort by all.

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