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Beautiful Spring day - and 16 volunteers gave an hour to take litter off Elwood Streets. Happy to celebrate our third birthday in such wonderful company.
Welcome to our new members.Thank you everyone.

17 kg may not weigh much but it represents thousands of pieces of litter that would otherwise end up in Port Phillip Bay after rain or windy conditions.
2160 cigarette butts - globally this litter is the most common. Smokers, please bin your butts. They are plastic!
22 drink bottles and can that should be returned via a Container Deposit Scheme - demand that Victorian politicians legislate for this. There's a State election in November!

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LOS 3184 Elwood Street Clean September 1 2018

Thanks for a great start to Spring

On a cool morning the sun shone for the fifteen volunteers who joined in today to make Elwood cleaner. It was a pleasure to welcome a new member and two visitors: one from interstate and another who will launch a new LOS group in the City of Monash.
We collected 13.6 kg of litter taking our total so far this year to 110 kg. Today's haul included 485 cigarette butts, 10 drink containers that could be recycled in a Container Deposit Scheme and lots of soft and hard plastic fragments. Polystyrene was a dreadful problem along the creek.

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A chilly winter's day, but 12 dedicated volunteers turned up to keep litter from our Bay: Sorry - no photo this time.

20 Kg in total: 645 cigarette butts, 32 drink bottles and cans, one artificial flower better kept indoors.

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LOS 3184 Elwood Community Clean 7 July 2018

Eleven volunteers in a cold, windy conditions collected 10.5 Kg of litter, plus 1.5 kg of bottles and cans: 1180 cigarette butts, 19 bottles and cans that should be recycled via a Victorian Container Deposit Scheme - when we have one, and many fragments of confectionery wrappers and other plastic. Great job everyone.

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LOS 3184 Elwood May 2018 Community Clean
A bit cool but fine for our six volunteers today.  Our sea creatures are so grateful. See the not-so-crabby crab - photo courtesy of Sheree Marris's gallery from Melbourne Down Under.
We collected 5.4 kg of litter - small by weight, but significant if we consider the many small fragments we prevented entering Port Phillip Bay. This included 545 cigarette butts (almost 300 from the grass beside Seven-Eleven), 10 drink containers (bottles & cans) and lots of small plastic fragments. 

It was a pleasure to welcome Sharron from the Port Phillip Ecocentre who came along to promote the Living Waters project. Similarly, we welcomed Deborah who is considering taking action in Ripponlea.

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LOS3184 - Elwood Street Clean April 7 2018

Thanks for Cleaning up Elwood Village today

The sun shone for our seven trusty volunteers who cleaned up around Ormond Road shops today. It was a great pleasure to join forces and to welcome Kathy who is looking to start a LOS chapter in Cheltenham.

We collected a total of 28 kg of litter - that's a large total for a small group. This included 725 cigarette butts, 30 drink containers (bottles & cans) and lots of small plastic fragments. 

We raised $175 in water credits for schools and individuals seeking to install water tanks or rain gardens in Elster Creek and Werribee River catchments. We also sold a few Elwood Cups ( re-useables) and received some donations. All good things.

Sorry - so much going on that I forgot to take a photo - but the dolphins say it all (courtesy of Melbourne Down Under - Sheree Marris gallery)


Next date: Sat 6 May - Elwood (west) shops. 9.30 am Might change our meeting point to near the Turtle - let me know what you think.

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LOS3184 - Clean Up Australia Day March 2018
Our twelve volunteers, including three eagle-eyed children, made sure the streets around the Tennyson Street shops were cleared of lots of litter. Our volunteer time earned $350 credit for the Living Waters program operating out of Port Phillip Ecocentre, so we helped individuals and schools with funding for rain tanks and rain gardens.

We collected: 9 kg of litter, 500 cigarette butts, 21 drink containers (bottles & cans) and lots of small plastic fragments - sad to say "as usual".

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LOS 3184 Elwood February 2018 Street Clean

Fabulous volunteers and Champion Children

Great effort from our eight volunteers today. Gorgeous day to be out with like-minded people caring for our local environment.

Things always seem clean around Elwood - and then you really look! We made a great difference today - hundreds of small pieces. These are such a danger to sea creatures and birds as they can be swallowed and lead to painful deaths.

We collected: 9.1 kg of litter, 504 cigarette butts, 37 drink containers (bottles & cans) and still some of the plastic confetti from the disastrous scattering at a wedding last September. Hope you like the message from Eloise and Clare.


Save the date: Sat 3 March - Tennyson St Shops. Hope you can all attend as City of Port Phillip are likely to be filming us to promote volunteering in the municipality.

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LOS 3184 Elwood Street Clean: January 6 2018

Five volunteers got in ahead of the worst of today's heat. Great to welcome a new member, too.


Elwood Village seemed pretty clean compared to other times we've been active there. Let's hope it stays that way when people return after the summer break.

Nevertheless, we still collected: 3.5 kg litter, 674 cigarette butts, 11 drink containers (bottles & cans) and lots of small fragments. Our bay creatures and beach-goers will be grateful.

Thanks also to Bunker cafe for recognising our efforts with a discount on our refreshments.


Save the date: Sat 3 Feb - Elwood (west) near St Columba's church

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LOS3184 - Elwood Street Clean December 10 2017
The sun shone us today for our final street clean for the year. Thanks to those who were able to make it at this time - rescheduled after last weekend's wet weather. Great to have a chance to catch up and celebrate our year's achievements and growing friendships. 

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