Night Eyes is a volunteer group dedicated to pursuing clean waterways, patrols of the foreshores and waterways including canal developments. We are, in the main, mature-age men and women either fulfilling Centrelink obligations or continuing to contribute to our local community's well-being.
We operate in two ways. The first uses volunteer crews on our pontoon boat out on the water collecting rubbish disposed of inappropriately. The boat operates five days a week (weather permitting) and covers an area from the navigable headwaters of Coochin and Bell's creeks to the shores of Bulcock Beach in Caloundra.
The second is a shore-based army patrolling the accessible shorelines and local streets.
The main activity of both groups is collecting general litter and rubbish and properly disposing of it in council bins. Where these teams come across rubbish that is beyound our capability to deal with, the appropriate authorities are advised. With the amount of time spent on the waterways and surrounding foreshores very little escapes our eyes and again issues seen concerning the local fauna and flora are passed on to those best equipped to deal with it.
A secondary, but no less important activity is our involvement with local, state and federal bodies performing water quality testing and mangrove monitoring.
Night Eyes is a member of Water and Land Care Qld, SEQ Catchments, Sunshine Coast Environment Council, and Volunteering Qld and is 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 behind Clean Up Australia Day and Tidy Towns.