Night Eyes Water and Land Care Inc. have received many awards
for the tireless volunteering to pursue clean waterways, patrols of the
foreshores and waterways including canal developments.
INDIVIDUAL OUTSTANDING AWARDS | Night Eyes Water and Land Care Group
- With a start some eight years ago as a one man band to keep a watchful
eye over our waterways and mainly operating after hours to now being
an Incorporated body with a membership exceeding one hundred is an achievement
to be proud of. With members from all walks of life the Water and Land
Care group Night Eyes is a respected and valued member in the local
community. The boat patrols the waterways and canals in the area with
a crew of volunteers collecting rubbish disposed of inappropriately.
With the amount of time spent on the waterways and surrounding foreshores
very little escapes their eyes. A comprehensive data base of operations
is kept on the whole operation. Sea grass and Estuarine monitoring are
part of the duties with mangrove monitoring to commence shortly. Being
members of state and local groups their advice is both given and received
by local authorities. The group is members of Water and Land Care Qld,
SEQ Catchments, Baycare, Sunshine Coast Environment Council, Volunteering
Qld, Land Care and are supported by most businesses and the public in
general. The group works with all local community groups for the betterment
of the community at large and combined with other groups is the driving
force between Clean Up Australia Day and Tidy Towns.
Litter prevention and clean up is well taken care of in this area by
the volunteer group Night Eyes. On the water and land most days of the
week the group as well as cleaning the foreshores operate a boat for
rubbish collection on the waterways and canals in the area. They co-ordinate
the yearly 'Clean Up Australia Day' along with Lions, Progress Association,
Naval Cadets, Local Schools, Sport & Leisure for the Handicapped
to keep the area clean.
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The Night Eyes group and Progress Association meet monthly and any concerns
are related to appropriate bodies. Night Eyes and Sport & Leisure
for the Handicapped support each other with on water operations. Other
groups offer input to Council for discussion. Our parks and service
areas are well attended by Council staff and the Night Eyes group.
The Water and Land Care group Night Eyes are now heavily involved with,
as the name suggests, water and land care.
Collecting rubbish from our foreshores and waterways will always be
the prime function but the Night Eyes group continues with sea grass
and estuarine monitoring an important part of tracking our water conditions.
The group now assists a local turtle watch group with its activities.
Regular leaflets and newsletters inform members and the public of the
operations of the group.
Keeping a continuing watch over our waterways, foreshores and canals
including new development areas is a continuing task for the Night Eyes
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