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Frankston BeachPatrol helps city win Sustainable Cities award.

Frankston City was won the Sustainable Cities award for 2015.  BeachPatrol 3199 was part of the contributing factors to lift the council up to the winner level.

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3 Beachpatrol groups unite for a joint clean

Members of 3 different Beachpatrol groups joined together with another local volunteer group on Sat 7th Nov for a clean in Newport

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Beachpatrol makes it as a finalist in VCC annual awards

Beachpatrol has been selected as a finalist in this years Victorian Coastal Awards for Excellence for 2015.  Sponsored by the Victorian Coastal Council who;

Ensure the protection and enhancement of Victoria's coastal and marine areas.

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6,700 Beachpatrol groups needed

6,700 Beachpatrol groups needed.    Eight million tonnes of plastic are going into the ocean each year

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NSW to get Container Depost Scheme

The Baird Government in NSW has just announced they will introduce cash for containers recycling in NSW! Today is a great day for the environment.   Now every littered bottle will be worth 10 cents.  Bottle litter will vanish in a few months.  recycling will go from 20% to over 80%.  (Just yesterday Port Melbourne 3207BP picked dup 116 bottles in an hour).What a fantastic improvement this will be for all.

Now We need to convince our new Vic government that this is essential here too to clean up our highly littered beaches, parks and road ways.

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Beach Patrol on Weekend Notes

Debbie Lustig (an enhustiastic 3182/3184/3186 member) has written an artilce about Beach Patrol on Weekend Notes. Thanks to Debbie for doing this and lets hope it encourages more people to join in!

 

Here is the link to the article -  http://www.weekendnotes.com/beach-patrol-australia/.

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Butt litterers get a salient message

The lazy people who drop their cigarette butts in Albert Park received a clear sign this weekend to make the effort and walk a few meters to put their butts in the bin where they belong.  Is it that hard?  Really?

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3186 Beach Patrol Receives a Grant from Bayside Council

3186 Beach Patrol was delighted to be supported in 2014-15 by a $3500 grant from Bayside Council. The grant will fund an expansion of the group and purchase some more shirts and caps as well as some cleanup equipment like grabbers. 

New litter collection bags

New litter collection bags for BeachPatrol have arrived.   These new bags will further brand the image of BeachPatrol all along our coast and make our dedicated volunteers look more stylish  when on the beach!     Thanks to a grant from the Port Phillip Council.

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Plastics in our Oceans have a Devestating Toll on Wildlife

On Wed 17th Sept, Dr J Lavers gave a talk on her research into the effects of plastic in the oceans on its wildlife.  Heart wrenching at times she show videos of Albatrosses feeing bottle caps to their young who would then die of starvation with a stomach full of plastic bits they could not digest or pass.

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