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3193 October Clean

The beautiful weather helped draw nearly 40 adults, teens and children out to Ricketts Point (near the tea house) for a great cleanup.

We even had two new-born twins strapped to mum and dad. Lots of small plastics were collected, and even though not all buckets were full to the top, every small piece of rubbish collected means one more marine animal is potentially saved from ingesting it. So, a great job by all!

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Windy Spring Clean

Another great turnout and another good haul of rubbish removed from Aspendale Beach.

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LOS 3925 September Clean Up
Great Cleanup in beautiful sunshine. We colleceted  9 Full Bags containing 12 KGs of Landfill 48 Recyclable Containers 250 Cigarette ...

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We had over 50 volunteers comeout today to clean up plastic litter around the beach by the Tase Ferry.  Over 300 bottels and cans were collected.  34 BP bags of rubbish.

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Elsternwick Park Love Our Street Oct 2019

The Nature Reserve seems a lot cleaner now. Since launching in May, the group and individual members at other times have removed 100 kg of litter from the Park. This means all our special creatures are much safer from entanglement and from ingesting plastic or other harmful items. Creatures downstream in the Canal and Port Phillip Bay benefit too.

Great going everyone.

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LOS 3183 & 3185 Balaclava & Ripponlea Oct 2019

A small group of determined volunteers spent an hour collecting litter near Balaclava Station and shops. People came and went at different times, so no people pic today. We collected 4 kg of litter, including 800 cigarette butts (plastic), lots of other small pieces of plastic and confectionery wrappers. That's over 11,000 butts so far this year!

The photo shows what was collected from one of the pits around one single street tree near the station: 63 butts and half a bag of other rubbish, much of it plastic.

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LOS 3184 Elwood Street Clean - Our Fourth Birthday

You might think we just got together yesterday to eat birthday cake.

Well we also collected 13 kg of litter from Elwood Village and nearby streets: 1795 cigarette butts (plastic) and lots of serviettes, confectionery wrappers and small bits of plastic, These will now not be blown or washed into Port Phillip Bay.

Since starting the first Love Our Street group, in Elwood four years ago, the group has collected 530 kg of litter - from the streets of Elwood, a suburb that takes pride in its special character. We would love not to do this at all, but we know every little piece of litter on the streets has the potential to harm wildlife on land or in the sea.

LOS 3184 has shown the way for other "off-beach" Beach Patrol groups. There are now 15 other Love Our Street groups in Melbourne and one at Cape Woolamai: 16 babies in 4 years is some growth in numbers. Still more are in various stages of planning.

Thanks to all our wonderful members who come along when they can to take practical action to improve our local and wider environment.

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October Clean Up
Six volunteers cleaned up around Thompson Reserve Maribyrnong. We picked up 35.9kg . Lots of baby wipes ,broken glass and chip packets. 57 bottles bot...

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3188 Beach Clean- October 2019

Small Street beach area was our destination for our October clean. It was a beautiful sunny morning to celebrate Hampton Beach Patrol running for 5 years, with lots seaweed along the tide line.  16.5kgs of rubbish was collected: 56 recyclables and 1 syringe. Thanks to the 25 volunteers who were able to come along to help keep our beaches clean. This month Hampton Beach Patrol welcomed 5 new members. All members enjoyed home made Gluten free Chocolate Cake after a hard hour of cleaning. 

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Thanks to all 15 volunteers who turned up for our September Beach Patrol and continued with our goal of reducing the amount of litter at Mentone Beach.

9 bags of rubbish was collected weighing 21.3 kgs including 24 bottles and cans.

Look out for a following email regarding the Melbourne Marathon.

It would be great to have some Mentone Beach Patrollers available to help,

thanks everyone Paul.

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