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.
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
- 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.
All 1,000 Eyes on the Water Trainings have been postponed due to COVID-19 precautionary measures. Please stay tuned for new digital formats and future trainings!
If you are interested in having Miami Waterkeeper conduct a virtual training, contact us at [email protected] and let us know about your interest and we can arrange one in your community for you!
1,000 Eyes on the Water is made possible by the generous support of:
Join the 1000 Eyes on the Water Team
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