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3207BeachPatrol in June
A light southerly wind off the water made for a coolish beach clean today.  The beach was quite clean with only small plastic fragments and cigarette butts along water lines to pick up.  With the exception of one volunteer under a pier collecting 2 large sackful's of littered bottles and rubbish.

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Like the Trolls under the Bridge, 3207 is there
The weather gods smiled on us and “parted the waters” (rain) for a fine and mild time as over 30 beach patrollers hit the First Point Beach.



The rubbish under the Princes Pier was heavy.   Eva had to wear her gummies.




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Looks can be Deceiving
 The beaches looked quite clean at first glance.  However with 30 volunteers turning out,  we soon found that the rubbish was not on the sand but at the waters edge or in the grasses and trees above the sand.

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3207Beachpatrol Cleans on Clean Up Australia Day
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.

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Bottle Litter is #1 on 3207Beaches
3207BeachPatrol had their Feb clean last weekend.  With 35 volunteers, we cleaned two of our beaches.   The most littered item was the discarded bottle, Coke bottles, water bottles (another Coke product), beer bottles and more.   These were in the shrubbery along side the beaches.  People must think this is a dumping ground.  Approx 50 bottles were removed from 200 m of trees.

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3207Beachpatrol Cleans up a Mess
A big problem on Sandridge Beach. 

We had about 20 volunteers turn out and about  2-1/2 shopping size bags of litter were picked up each for approx. 150 kg of rubbish.

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3207BP's Christmas Beach Clean
30 members turned out to a cool but clear morning to clean the beach along by the Port Melbourne Life Saving club.  To our surprise and delight, there was not much litter to be picked up.  The summer weather has not arrived as yet and the beach visitors numbers are low still which helps the beaches out.  Most of what was picked up was little bits of plastic and plastic straws.  (When will they get banned?)

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3207BP cleans in the Wind

3207BP was also out today cleaning up the Port Melbourne Dog allowable beach.  We too saw a lot of dead mutton birds washed up on the beach.  Very sad.

We had about 20 volunteers braving the chill and wind.  The council beach sweeper had removed most of the rubbish recently so we were left picking up lots of little plastic bits. 

Though one mouse trap and another two syringes were recovered.

Our mascot Lucy the poodle was keen to get involved.

 We were also joined by Helen and Victor who are starting up a 3184 Beachpatrol in Elwood.  Good luck to them down the coast there.

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3207Beachpatrol Cleans up in Port Melbourne
Thanks to all for the beach clean last Saturday.  We had approx. 15 people turn out to clean up the Sandridge and First point Beaches.  See attached picture. 
Happy to report we found relatively clean beaches.  With the upcoming summer months it will probably be a different story however.

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3207Beachpatrol Sept Clean unfurls CDS Banner
At the end of the monthly beach clean, the 3207Beachpatrol joined by some staff of the Ecocenter, unfurled a large banner that had been traveling around Australia to promote the introduction of the 10 cent container deposit scheme across all of Australia

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