3018Beachpatrol Altona Beaches

Altona Beach Patrol      Watch our Launch Video.  It's great!

Altona Beach forms the southern boundary of the town of Altona, with the Esplanade paralleling the beach. The beach is crossed by the 500 m long Altona Pier. The beach runs roughly east-west for 3 km from the point at Frazer Reserve, past the town to the western drainage channel, called Laverton Creek. There are also picnic areas in foreshore reserves at either end of the beach. The beach is widest near the pier, but narrows west of the groyne, which is located 100 m past the pier. Intertidal and subtidal sand flats front the beach, requiring a long wade to reach deep water.

There's the pier, the park, the white sand and long sweeps of panoramic beach. What's not to like about Altona?. This has to be the undiscovered gem of Melbourne.. Lots of cafes. The family friendly outdoor recreation destination for Melbourne

 

How much difference has 3018 group made in this year?

Kgs of rubbish collectedShopping bags of rubbishVolunteer HoursBottles & cans
    
351162370832

How much difference has 3018 group made in Previous years?

Kgs of rubbish collectedShopping bags of rubbishVolunteer HoursBottles & cans
    
2070105011973269

Most Recent 3018 Group Activities

3018 BP Cleanup November 2019 by 3018@beachpatrol.com.au

3018 Altona BP Clean up by 3018@beachpatrol.com.au

Another clean up done for October thanks to 30 big and small volunteers. We had a slightly smaller catch in kilos, but all those plastic wrappers make a big mess, even if they weigh next to nothing! We also found 1,750 cigarette butts and close to 50 containers (bottle and cans). Well done all!

Our next 3018 Altona cleanup will be on Sunday 10 November, so if you feel like joining in, come find us from 3-4pm on the corner of Pier Street and Esplanade.

3018 Altona Spring clean up by 3018@beachpatrol.com.au

We had a massive turn-out on the first day of Spring with lots of helpers from Geocaching of Victoria and Altona Primary. 58 volunteer altogether managed a respectable 25kgs of rubbish and a record-breaking 4,000 cigarette butts. It was clean when we started, but pristine when we left. 55 minutes of good weather and 5 minutes of blisterting rain andh ail at the end saw us beat a hasty retreat. This hadn't happened for 13 cleans in a row, so we can hardly complain about a great community effort once more.

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3018BP Contact Details

If you live in the area and want to contribute to keeping your beaches clean then Sign up with 3018 BeachPatrol to become a member. As a member you will get

  • Email updates on news and upcoming activities
  • Free BeachPatrol Tee shirt
  • Share some together time at a local cafe after the 
  • beach cleaning session
  • Participate in BeachPatrol social functions

Next 3018 Beach Clean

Cleaning DateTimeActivity Details
   
08-Dec-20193-4pmCome join us for an hour of cleaning and community involvement. We patrol the beaches and side streets to take away as many (small) pieces of rubbish we can find. Find us on the Esplanade, you can't miss our green banner and t-shirts!

Last 3018 Group Data

Activity DateNo. bagslitter - KgHrs
    
10-Nov-201982115

In this year

Most Common Items selected
 
Cigarette butts
Drink Containers. All bottles and cans for CDS count
Plastic fragments < 5cm

Spotting plastic nurdles

This year todate - Recording started after Oct 2015

None100+1000+
   
920

Spotting plastic nurdles

In previous years

None100+1000+
   
28120