BP 3280 Covering the Warrnambool and Port Fairy Beaches

 
3280 Beach Patrol

We live on the rugged shipwreck coast of SW Victoria. During summer our beaches are populated by holiday makers, sunbathers and SLC’s. During winter the waters off Warrnambool are a nursery to the southern right whale. We have a little Penguin Colony and Hooded Plovers and other migratory shore birds nest on our beaches. 

In November 2017, 1,000,000s of Nurdles polluted our local beaches and as a community we came together to clean them up; collecting all the other marine debris that washes up along our coastline along the way.  

We meet up as a group on the first Saturday of the month. Please join our Facebook group or email list for details of our next beach clean-up.

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How much difference has 3280 group made in this year?

Kgs of rubbish collected Shopping bags of rubbish Volunteer Hours Bottles & cans
724 350 504 82

How much difference has 3280 group made in Previous years?

Kgs of rubbish collected Shopping bags of rubbish Volunteer Hours Bottles & cans

Most Recent 3280 Group Activities

Paddle Against Plastic by 3280@beachpatrol.com.au

Our monthly group clean up on May 25th with Ian Thompson and the Ocean Crusaders equipment allowed the removal of over 100kg of debris from the Hopkins River. 25 volunteers in kayaks and walking along the banks were able to collect a bicycle, a plastic chair, large areas of carpet as well as the more usual bottles, cans, fast-food rubbish and plastic.

The Cutting Clean-Up by 3280@beachpatrol.com.au

Beach Patrol Warrnambool- Port Fairy was very active in the month of April with 24 recorded beach clean-ups, 57.6kg collected and 6970 items removed (excluding Nurdles, so you could add on another 1500 to this figure).

 

Blue Hole Clean-up by 3280@beachpatrol.com.au

We chose to clean-up the Blue Hole after seeing all the photos/data that Bec Whitehead has been posting our our Beach Patrol Facebook group showing the awful amount of micro-plastics at the mouth of the river.

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3280 BP Contact details

If you want to contribute to keeping Warrnambool beaches clean then Sign up with 3280 BeachPatrol to become a member. As a member you will get:

  • Email updates on news and upcoming activities
  • Free 3280 BeachPatrol Tee shirt 
  • Share some together time at a local cafe after the beach cleaning session
  • Participate in 3280 BeachPatrol social functions

Facebook Link - 3280 Facebook

Next 3280 Clean

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Last 3280 Group Data

Activity Date No.bags litter(Kg) Hrs
27-May-2019 44 58 58

Last 3280 Activity

Paddle Against Plastic by 3280@beachpatrol.com.au

Our monthly group clean up on May 25th with Ian Thompson and the Ocean Crusaders equipment allowed the removal of over 100kg of debris from the Hopkins River. 25 volunteers in kayaks and walking along the banks were able to collect a bicycle, a plastic chair, large areas of carpet as well as the more usual bottles, cans, fast-food rubbish and plastic.

In this year

Most Common Items selected
Plastic nurdles (preproduction pallets)
Bottle tops
Plastic fragments >5 cm

Spotting plastic nurdles

This year todate - Recording started after Oct 2015

None 100+ 1000+
0 0 5

In previous years

None 100+ 1000+