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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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3194 Mentone Beach in Winter
Thanks to the 16 people that turned out on the 2nd Mentone clean.  A chilly but sunny day.  We patrolled the beach from north to south and left it sparkling.

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Elwood's June clean up
The sun came out for 3184 when we took to the beach on Saturday morning.  The team collected many, many cigarette butts and plenty of plastic sha...

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3186 June Clean Up
Twenty six Beach Patrollers dodged the showers on 1st June and collected 37 kg of litter . It was great to have a strong turnout from St Leo...

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3193 BeachPatrol Rickets Prelaunch

Welcome to the first inaugural members who turned out to the 3193BeachPatrol Rickets Point clean.   This was a mini clean before the first official clean.  

We picked up 6 kg of rubbish in the 1/2 hour spent. 

Points of concern noted were the amount of fishing line on the beach in tangled messes.  Second was the amount of litter coming down the stormwater drain into the bird sanctuary that would attract the birds to forage there.

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A massive thanks to the 37 of you that turned up and collected 103kg of litter from Turkey Toms Beach yesterday. This brings our total this year to 503kg, so we could be on track to get another tonne this year!

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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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3194Mentone has first clean
Our collective man power resulted in 13 hours of volunteer time being very well dedicated to collecting 27kg of rubbish off the Mentone foreshore.  Of this about 5kg was diverted to be recycled.

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It was a beautiful morning last Saturday at Elwood Beach.  Our team successfully removed 16kg of microplastics, cigarette butts and other usual suspects such as bottle tops, cans and bottles.  It was great to see some regulars and some new faces. 

The good weather brought out walkers, joggers, cyclists etc. and we attracted some new recruits who are set to join us next time.  It's always great to see people responding positively to our action!

Great work everybody.  See you next time!

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3182 Beach Patrol - Beach Clean - 10 May 2014

Despite the heavy rain beforehand twenty two 3182 Beach Patrollers braved the elements to clean up the St Kilda West beach.

We were rewarded with a break in the rain and collected 80kg of litter, plus one bicycle.

We continued our practise of collecting cigarette butts separately to send to Terracycle for recycling and found far less than on our last clean up of the St Kilda main beach.

We were visited by MOOP (Matter Out Of Place) Patrol who came long to film Guy Boston (our founder) and us for a video they were making about Beach Patrol.

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