posted on August 19, 2017 12:36
|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.