VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

Firedoglake diarist Mary McCurnin has an excellent post at the Seminal with links to sites that can help you volunteer for a variety of efforts related to the BP oil disaster. Some of the information on this page has been taken from Mary’s diary. Pelican photo by Steven Johnson; used by permission of the photographer.

Volunteer or Work:

Wetlands International
Volunteer Florida
Volunteer Louisiana
emergency.Louisiana.gov
OilSpillVolunteers.com
Pascagoula River Audubon Center
Mobile Bay National Estuary Program
Coalition To Restore Coastal Louisiana
Waterkeeper.org
Louisiana Environmental Action Network
Lower Mississippi Riverkeeper
Atchafalaya Basinkeeper
LA Gulf Response

Help Rescue Wildlife:

Oiled Wildlife Care Network Blog-U.C. Davis This is information from the front lines in LA.
Florida Shorebird Alliance
The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies
Tri State Bird Rescue and Research
IBRRC International Bird Rescue Research Center
Facebook/Louisiana Dept of Wildlife and Fisheries
California Department of Fish and Game, Office of Spill Prevention and Response
Wildlife Health Center, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

Federal, State, Information, Fact, Sites:

Volunteer Florida
Volunteer Louisinana
LA Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Projected Trajectory
U.S.Coast Guard District 8 Flicker Site
Deepwater Horzon Incident Site

NOAA
NOAA Environmental Modeling Center
Environmental Economics Blog
Environmental and Urban Economics Blog
Twitter Oil Spill
EPA
Institute for Southern Studies
The Daily Hurricane
OSHA worker health/safety
OSHA PPE Index

Health Related Concerns:

Poison Control Center

Hazwoper Certification:
(Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response)
There are many places across the country to take this course.

National Environmental Trainers, Inc. Martinez, GA
Safety Council Baton Rouge, Addis, Gonzales, LA
MSU/Safety and Environmental Training Courses MS
Osha Compliance Safety Training Folsom, CA

To report oiled or injured wildlife, please call 1-800-557-1401.

To report spill related damage claims, please call 1-800-440-0858.

To report oil on land, or for general Community and Volunteer Information, please call 1-866-448-5816.

Deepwater Horizon Response.com also has great resources to help you get involved in rescue and clean up efforts