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On January 3 the 3186 Beach Patrol met to clean up the Brighton beaches.
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On 6th December 3186 Beach Patrol did a group clean up of the Brighton Beaches.
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On Sunday 1 November, 3186 Beach Patrol cleaned up the Brighton Beaches.
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On Oct 4th the 3186 Beach Patrol did a group cleanup.
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We did it again - we beat the weather! 

Yes, despite the showers that swept through Frankston this morning, our awesome team of 14 dedicated volunteer managed to complete our 1 hour clean before the rains came.

As the "Bloody Big Swim" had also been scheduled for the day, Frankston City Council had run the rake over the beach, so there really wasn't that much for us to collect. That said however, we did find 1 syringe near the new Frankston Yacht Club and almost 1000 cigarette butts! Yes, that's no misprint, almost 1000 butts carelessly left on or to wash up on our gorgeous beaches.

On the upside though, we did manage to gain some more much needed financial support from The Dharma Hub (formerly Aum Shanti), our favourite Cafe run by two of our original Beach Patrollers, Rebecca and Rob. It is with this in mind that we ask you to show your support towards them and give them your custom whenever you need a bite to eat or a refreshing beverage as without local business such as The Dharma Hub supporting us, we would not be able to continue the services we provide. So to Rebecca and Rob, we thank you for your continued support, both hands on, the discounts you provide our members and the financial support.

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38 volunteers removed 80kg of litter from the beach either side of St Kilda Pier.

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Does Kingston have a butt problem? Over 4500 collected in just two sessions.

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A few us got together to go snorkelling around the Lagoon Pier to survey the litter in particular bottles at the bottom of the bay around there.  It is a hot spot for littering by fishermen.   The water that day was too murky to see more than 1/2 m however.   We ended up picking up a bag of litter off the beach around the pier.  Plus walking to and from the site we picked up over 30 bottles and cans.

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Parkdale January '16 Clean up
On another beautiful sunny day we had 14 volunteers working hard to keep Parkdale Beach clean for all to enjoy. We collected 11 kgs of rubbish and a disturbing amount of cigarette butts

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Our 1st clean up saw 6 volunteers help to keep our Mentone Beach looking it's best.

All up we collected 36.1kgs of rubbish including 97 bottles & cans.

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