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LOS 3184 Elwood Street July Clean

A very chilly start to the day, but a dedicated small group collected over 8 kg of litter including 341 cigarette butts, 3 bottles and one can, lots of plastic confectionery wrappers and other plastic fragments from around the shops in Elwood Village. The creatures of the bay will be grateful.

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LOS 3184 _Elwood June 3 2017 Street Clean up

 Cool, but clear morning and not too chilly. 14 volunteers, including 4 children and 3 new members.

 Nearly 23 kg of litter collected with cigarette butts being most numerous, as usual. Concerns raised by members about the concentration of litter around work sites (development and street works).

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LOS3184 - Elwood Street Clean May 6 2017

The sun shone for LOS 3184 this morning; our trusty 15 volunteers put in a great effort cleaning up around Elwood Shops and local streets. We were very happy to welcome five new members, including two more children. Two families from St Columba's Primary School made sure the streets around the school and church were so much cleaner than before we started.

Litter taken off the streets included: 714 cigarette butts, 38 bottles and 14 cans, lots of soft plastic fragments (lolly wrappers most commonly), lots of take-away coffee cups and lids, lots of real-estate advertising flyers, the plastic-coated cover from a pedestal fan! Our beautiful Port Phillip Bay, our local beaches and its creatures will be so much the better for our collective endeavour.

Unfortunately, the families had to go on to other activities so were not in the photo today, but it was wonderful that they were able to join us today. A huge thank you to everyone for such a great contribution - we hope others get the message illustrated by our action.

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IT'S NO APRIL FOOL'S DAY JOKE _ we'd much rather have no litter to pick up! However, thanks to the efforts of six volunteers today, we collected 11.4 kg of rubbish in and around the shopping strip of Elwood Village, including nearly 2000 cigarette butts.

So Elwood is looking so much better.

Great to welcome Dick & Beth and to see Gina again.

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LOS 3184 _Elwood April Street Clean up

IT'S NO APRIL FOOL'S DAY JOKE _ we'd much rather have no litter to pick up! However, thanks to the efforts of six volunteers today, we collected 11.4 kg of rubbish in and around the shopping strip of Elwood Village, including nearly 2000 cigarette butts.

So Elwood is looking so much better.

Great to welcome Dick & Beth and to see Gina again.

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Elwood 1st Cubs Environmental Warriors Next Gen
Working towards an Environment Badge, Elwood 1st Cub Scouts offered to conduct a local clean-up. In blustery conditions, the pack set off behind the Scout Hall, Angling and Sailing Clubs at Elwood Beach. They quickly became expert litter-spotters, working their way around the cafe, along Ormond Esplanade and back through the vegetation. After just half an hour and having gone no further than 200 metres from the hall, they covered a tarpaulin with all sorts of litter. Leaders and cubs were amazed at just how much they had cleaned up. 

 A fantastic effort by the next generation who will be entrusted with the care of our environment.

 

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As a trial, 200 residences were letter-boxed to turn out for an hour on Clean Up Australia Day. Well, it was a lonely affair. 

 

However, the residents now have the results of what was removed from their patch: 3.75 kg litter - 364 cigarette butts, lots of small plastic fragments (hard and soft), 9 bottles, 5 cans and a syringe, to say nothing of small items of hardware (nuts, screws, washers).

 

Undeterred, we press on!

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LOS3184 - Clean Up Australia Day (one day early)
LOS3184's action for Clean Up Australia Day was Saturday 4 March. Nine volunteers collected over ten and a half kilograms of litter: 610 cigarette butts, hundreds of hard and soft plastic fragments, 19 bottles and 21 cans. Our patch is better for it and so are our birds, animals and sea creatures. Our youngest volunteer was rewarded with treasure: a tennis ball and a marble! Oh! and if you see Telco technicians working at any street corner service post, please ask them to ensure there are no snippets of wire left behind - they could injure animals such as our St Kilda Little Penguins if they washed into the stormwater and Port Phillip Bay. 

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Love Our Street 3184 Elwood Feb 4 2017 -THANK YOU

  Five LOS members collected 7.4 Kg of litter: 8 bags, 10 cans, 12 bottles, 471 cigarette butts, and one kitchen chair leg! Worked up and down about 5.4 km of streets. Ormond Road shops & businesses at this western end of Elwood have kept the pavements pretty clean.

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Kicking off the New Year: Love Our Street Elwood

Very hot day with the wind freshening. 5 volunteers,m 3.3 km of streets/laneways/footpaths x 3 m wide cleaned. Lots of cigarette butts and plastic fragments.

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