You may have noticed people in coordinated t-shirts cleaning up our beaches? They’re part of Beach Patrol. Founded in Melbourne in 2009, Beach Patrol has grown to 27 groups around the Port Phillip Bay. Volunteers meet for one hour each month to clean the beaches.
The Mornington Peninsula Shire proudly supports seven groups: Rye, Tootgarook, Rosebud/McCrae, Mornington, Mount Eliza, Dromana/Safety Beach and Mount Martha. In the first 6 months of 2018, they have removed at least 1,239 kg of rubbish from our beaches.
Our Beach Patrol groups need your help, volunteers are needed to keep our beaches clean and pristine. Get in contact with your local group to join a clean up.
To start your own Beach Patrol Group, contact the Waste and Litter Education Officer.