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FEATURED PROGRAM: 1000 Eyes on the Water

Are you passionate about protecting Miami's waterways? Join us in our mission to safeguard these invaluable resources through our "1,000 Eyes on the Water" program. PROGRAM OVERVIEW Have you ever seen something on or near the water that didn't quite look right? Perhaps you wanted to report a potential pollution incident but weren't sure how to describe it, whom to contact, or if it warranted a report. We understand that identifying common pollution issues in South Florida and knowing how to respond can be challenging. That's where our "1,000 Eyes on the Water" program comes in. Our program empowers you to become a champion for your local waterways by providing you with the skills to observe, document, and report pollution incidents that you may come across during your daily activities. Join the 1,000+ community members who are trained and prepared to report pollution!   Report a Pollution Incident Take the Virtual Training Attend an in-person training What we'll train you to look out for We'll equip you to recognize and respond to a variety of environmental concerns, including: Marine Debris Oil Slicks Sewage Leaks Algal Blooms Sediment Plume Fish Kills Download a Printable Wallet Card Participating in the "1,000 Eyes on the Water" training isn't just informative; it's also a fun and rewarding experience. By taking part, you'll increase your ability to help protect South Florida's waterways from pollution. Together, we can ensure that our waters remain swimmable, drinkable, and fishable for all. Don't let pollution go unnoticed—join Miami Waterkeeper in safeguarding our precious aquatic ecosystems. 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]. PROGRAM SPONSORS 1,000 Eyes on the Water is made possible by the generous support of:

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UPCOMING EVENT: Kayak Clean-up - August 10th 2024 Saturday, August 10, 2024

Miami Waterkeeper is proud to continue our partnership with Miami EcoAdventures to offer public volunteer kayak clean-up events! Volunteers will hit the water on kayaks to conduct a marine debris clean-up in our coastal and mangrove habitats.  Fee: $30 per person for a 2 hour kayak clean-up. Registration fee includes kayak, paddles, PFDs, hydration packets, light snacks, and a Miami Waterkeeper staff guide. Registration fees are due in order to RSVP and refunds will not be issued for no-shows.  Volunteer Day Main Tasks: Removal of marine debris from the water and surrounding mangrove habitats This volunteer event may require heavy lifting and experience on a kayak, hence teenagers and older groups are recommended. If younger age groups participate, they should be monitored at all times by the designated guardian, parents, etc. *Community Service hours also provided*  Important Volunteer Information: Please be on time, registration begins 30 minutes before the volunteer workday starts. Please arrive at 9am! Please Bring: Refillable water bottle. Stay hydrated and be prepared to work outside and on the water. Closed-toe shoes are required and long-sleeved shirts are and long pants are recommended (clothes that can get wet). A hat, sunblock, and insect repellent (recommended). Gloves you feel comfortable wearing (otherwise Miami Waterkeeper will provide gloves). The kayak clean-up is weather dependent and the event will be canceled with at least 24 hours notice if inclement weather is anticipated. The kayak clean-up lasts 2 hours with an end time of around 11:30am. We will be launching from Crandon Marina on Key Biscayne.  RSVP below! We will have double kayaks so if you are RSVPing solo, please plan to be paired up with another volunteer.If you are finding difficulties RSVPing to this event or would like to participate but have your own craft (kayak or paddleboard), please email [email protected] and she will be happy to assist you!

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