THE beach patrol group 3941Rye aims to help save marine life by removing litter from the beaches and foreshore, as well as promoting litter awareness among members of the community and visitors to Rye.
The group had a successful beach clean Saturday 2 July, with 23 volunteers and 11 children – as well as mascots Dixie and Jack.
“We collected 286 drink containers and a total of 144kg of rubbish,” organiser Julie Jame said.
“3941RYE is the first beach patrol group on the Mornington Peninsula and we were pleased to be joined by a member of the second group: 3941Tootgarook Beach Patrol.
“We know many residents collect rubbish on their walks and we would like them to join our volunteer groups or create their own beach patrol group.
“That way, the totals of rubbish collected can be sent to Beach Patrol Australia enabling it to lobby governments on our behalf to have deposits on drink containers and fewer damaging products.”
The group’s next beach clean is 2pm, Saturday 6 August. Those attending should meet in the car park at Rye pier.