Official Response Resources
Deepwater Horizon Response
NOAA Roles and Tools: http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/topics/oceans/spills/
NOAA media inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-713-3066
For response inquiries: Joint Information Center (JIC) at 985-902-5231 or 985-902-5240
BP Horizon Response Hotline: 281-366-5511
To report oil, or general Community and Volunteer Information: 866-448-5816
To report oiled or injured wildlife: 866-557-1401
Coast Guard officials say not to pick up any tar balls you find and to report them at (800) 424-8802
Florida Specific Volunteer Information:
Oil spill related clean up: http://www.volunteerfloridadisaster.org/
Opportunities will be posted as they become available.
If you live in these areas and want to help:
Okaloosa County call: 850-651-7150
Bay County call: 763-6587
Walton County: go to http://www.waltonso.org/
The Gulf Specimen Marine Lab in Panacea, Florida needs volunteers and donations to support their educational and research work.
Florida Palm Beach/Treasure Coast area volunteers can email Surfrider's Florida Regional Manager Ericka D'avanzo: email@example.com
Florida Gulf Recovery Jobs
Florida DEP is not encouraging private citizens to clean up shorelines. However, should a homeowner have oil soaked materials, there are two options:
- Have the homeowners contact 1-866-448-5816 and someone will be sent out to retrieve the oiled materials.
- Emerald County Utilities Authority (ECUA) will provide several 55 gallon drums at certain walk crossovers on Pensacola Beach. They will be marked for oil debris only. BP/ Waste Management will be responsible for all collection and disposal. ECUA has provided the containers at no charge to help with the response.
Florida Information Numbers and Websites:
DEP Related Media Questions: Amy Graham at 850-245-2112 or -2113
Florida Emergency Information Line: 800-342-3557
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) incident response website: http://www.dep.state.fl.us/deepwaterhorizon/default.htm
Resources in Other Gulf States:
Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana
Galveston Bay Foundation
Mississippi Department of Marine Resources - (228) 374-5000
Mobile Bay National Estuary Program
Restore America’s Estuaries
Save Our Gulf
National Audubon Society
More Information & Call to Action
Thanks to everyone (there were more than 100,000 participants across the U.S. and worldwide) who came out to their local beaches last Saturday to join hands and draw an actual and a metaphorical line in the sand against offshore oil drilling and for clean energy.
Help us track oil spill impacts at: http://oilspill.skytruth.org/
Urge Obama and Congress to ban new drilling: http://www.surfrider.org/nodrilling
State Action Alert for Special Session (FL Only) – Our legislators are holding up Gov. Crist's request for a special session to make oil drilling a 2010 ballet item.
Walk your beaches daily to ensure no garbage or plastic debris is present. Do not disturb bird nesting areas!
Join the Surfrider Foundation: http://www.surfrider.org/join