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In the media

Getting the message across

As the impact of BeachPatrol and Love Our Street grows, we are getting more and more media attention. This helps us broaden the reach of our message and change behaviours. It's vital that more people understand the problem with plastic littering and its impact on wildlife in the oceans and on land. The public awareness we generate drives government and industries to pay attention to our cause.

Recent Media Releases

Release Date Media Name Media Type Subject Story Image
27 Jul 2021 ABC News ABC News website

Warrnambool BeachPatrol is in the news again with their leader Colleen Hughson  discovering a grey sea snot on rocks along the beach they clean.   Experts think it is caused by pollution being dumped into the ocean. But no one is owning up to it.


21 Jun 2021 Standdard.net.au On line News

CREATIVE MESSAGING: Beach Patrol volunteer Genevieve Bale installs a stencil depicting a southern right whale on a storm water drain near Worm Bay Road. A volunteer environment group has turned to street art, installing a 'stencil trail' along Worm Bay Road in an effort to reduce the volume of pollution flowing into surrounding waterways.

Warrnambool East Primary School inspired the five stencils, each featuring local fauna such as penguins, southern right whales and leafy sea-dragons.  Developed in tandem with a local graphic designer and Coastcare Victoria, the creations were installed on storm water drains to remind the public street litter often travelled through outlets and into rivers and oceans.

Group volunteer Colleen Hughson said she hoped the project would become a tourist attraction, while also reminding the public that "pollution in our waterways affects all of us".  "Water flowing down storm water drains travels to the nearest creek, river or directly to the sea. Most storm water drains do not have filters to stop the litter from discharging into the ocean," she said.  Beach Patrol has already removed over 12,000 cigarette butts and more than 9000 pieces of plastic packaging from surrounding river mouths and beaches over two years.

11 Jun 2021 Channel (News 4 pm TV Channel 9

After  a big on shore storm, there was a lot of plastic rubbish blown up on to the Port Melbourne beaches.  Channel 9 news came and interviewed Ramona and Ross on it.


01 May 2021 State Government Announcements Web Release

On November 20th, 2020 Victorian Marine & Coastal Awards 2020 - Celebrating marine and coastal excellence were announced over a zoom webinar. The 2020 Awards highlight the importance of the community and partnerships in making sure the many values of Victoria’s coastal and marine areas are safeguarded for the future. The awards were announced by Hon. Lily D'Ambrosio, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change.

Beach Patrol 3280-3284 won the 'Inspiring community engagement and education' award. Beach Patrol 3280-3284/Colleen Hughson was nominated for the award by DELWP Natural Environment Programs Officer, Mandy Watson (Barwon south west Victoria). The nomination was for the community leadership during the 2017 Nurdle spill and the ongoing work of Beach Patrol is removing plastic off our local beaches and educating the community about marine debris.

01 Apr 2021 Frankston City MNews News Paper

Seaford Beachpatrol won a grant fromm the local council community grants program.  The grant funding has enabled volunteeers to continue cleaning up plastic litter from the beaches safely and to raise awareness of the impact of consumption, excedss packaging  and plastic that plagues our coastline and local environment.

24 Mar 2021 Channel 10 Studio One Morning Show TV Channel 10

We were interviewed about our Tide line survey of plastic rubbish that was washing out of the Bay.  We were concluding 5 years of survey to show the state of plastic pollution  over 28 categories in the Port Philip Bay. Thanks to Ping Publicity for arranging this


01 Mar 2021 Lets Talk Bayside Local News Paper

Friends of Bayside Roads, Hampton Beachpatrol and Love Our street 3188 are just some of the volunteer groupsworking hard along side councisl efforts to keep Bayside beautiful.

01 Mar 2021 LOS 3204 Community Well Being Local News Paper

Taking part in a local litter clean-up event is not only beneficial for your community and the environment , but its great for you well-being.  Susie Parker runs the comminity group LOS 3204 and organises a monthly clean up in Bentleigh, Mc Kinnon or Ormond.  "It's a feel good thing" she said.

01 Mar 2021 Frankston News Local News Paper

Congratulations to 3198 Seaford Beach Patrol, who received a $1,000 Environmental Sustainability Grant through Council’s Community and Business Support Grant Program.

10 Feb 2021 Stay Weekly News Paper

What better way to show Mother Nature that you can than spending an hour doing something for her  on Valentine's Day.