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:
Pascagoula River Audubon Center
Mobile Bay National Estuary Program
Coalition To Restore Coastal Louisiana
Louisiana Environmental Action Network
Lower Mississippi Riverkeeper
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:
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 Environmental Modeling Center
Environmental Economics Blog
Environmental and Urban Economics Blog
Twitter Oil Spill
Institute for Southern Studies
The Daily Hurricane
OSHA worker health/safety
OSHA PPE Index
Health Related Concerns:
(Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response)
There are many places across the country to take this course.
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