On Thursday evening (16/2/17), 3207 Beach Patrol joined forces with the ‘Creatures of the Bay’ project to hold a film night, featuring two locally made films about our Port Phillip Bay. With an audience of over 100 people, we gained a new perspective seeing our marine neighbours in the bay, up close and personal!

 

The night was a great success, gaining new members and raising funds for Beach Patrol. We also learned about the ‘Creatures of the Bay’ project, which encourages Port Phillip residents and groups to take action to reduce the impact of plastic litter. While the problems facing our bay can sometimes seem overwhelming, it is great to see the collaboration of people and groups getting involved!

 

‘Melbourne Downunder’, a film produced by Mornington Peninsula resident, Sherree Marris showed the amazing variety of sea creatures in our bay and their sometimes bizarre appearance and life styles. Sherree’s film is available on DVD and she has also produced a beautiful picture book, both ideal ways to help us appreciate the diversity of our bay.

 

Get your copy at - http://www.melbournedownunder.com.au/store/

 

‘Baykeepers’, a film produced in conjunction with the Port Phillip EcoCentre, showed some of the challenges facing our bay and EcoCentre activities that are helping raise awareness and encourage positive change.

 

Get your copy at - http://www.ecocentre.com/ecoshop/books-multimedia