1000 Eyes on the Water

Our 1000 Eyes on the Water program is a volunteer-based, community-led, pollution detection and reporting program designed to increase Miami Waterkeeper's ability to monitor the Bay and waterways of South Florida.

Report a Pollution Incident

Take the 1000 Eyes on the Water Virtual Training


Have you ever seen something on or near the water that didn't look quite right? Maybe you wanted to report a possible pollution incident, but didn’t know how to describe it, who to report it to, or if it warranted a report. Knowing what pollution issues are common in South Florida and how to look for them can be challenging. Knowing who to call when you see an incident can also be a burden. Our 1,000 Eyes on the Water program trains you to be a champion for your waterways by training you how to observe, document, and report pollution that you might see while going about your daily life. Join the hundreds of people who have already joined the Miami Waterkeeper Water Patrol Team!

Here are some examples of what we'll train you to look out for:

  • Algae blooms
  • Sedimentation
  • Sewage leaks
  • Leaking containers, like dumpsters
  • Illegal dumping
  • Oil slicks
  • Fish kills
  • Rare and endangered species, like smalltooth sawfish and sea turtles

Going through the 1,000 Eyes on the Water training is not only fun, but also a rewarding experience that increases your capacity to help protect South Florida’s waterways from pollution. Don’t let pollution go unnoticed – help Miami Waterkeeper ensure swimmable, drinkable, fishable water for all.

You can take the training online by clicking here:

Take the 1000 Eyes on the Water Virtual Training

If you are interested in hosting a virtual or in-person training, contact us at [email protected].



1,000 Eyes on the Water is made possible by the generous support of:


Join the 1000 Eyes on the Water Team

Come to a training and join the 1000 Eyes on the Water Team!