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3207Beachpatrol Bogged Down in Litter on River
As a supplementary clean some of 3207BeachPatrol went over to the Yarra river bank by the punt on Lorimer St.  It was only about 70 m of beach, 35 m each side of the punt dock.  But what a mess.   4 of us collected 22 bags of litter in 2-1/2 hours.  This included about 20 syringes, a wheelie bin full of plastic bottles and a whole lot of polystyrene fragments big and small. 

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3207BeachPatrol In September
15 volunteers came out on this glorious morning.   However 1 hour later, we had picked up over 50 kg of litter from the sand, under the pier, out of the ocean and from a rock groin.  A collection of over 60 bottles, many plastic bags from the bottom of the water. 

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3207Beachpatrol in 6 Deg Weather
In spite of a rather chilly morning, 18 volunteers turned out to remove litter and plastic fragments of Sandridge Beach.  There had been strong onshore winds this past week.  This brought in a plethora of plastic nurdles along the high tide line indicated by the dark lines in the photo below.

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3207BeachPatrol In July

With the windy and somewhat rough weather the last two weeks, a lot of plastic fragments had washed up on to the beach. 

Small pieces of plastic about 1-2 cm long were all over.  Plus some other items that made attention;

8 syringes some with needles

A medical boot for ankle injuries was dug out of the sand

Plastic bottles that had rolled up the beach with the onshore winds pushing them along.

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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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