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Volunteer to Clean Up the Oil Spill

Volunteer to Clean Up the Oil Spill

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Diane Herbst | Tonic

June 14, 2010

• Another way to help Louisiana’s wildlife is to volunteer through the Humane Society of Louisiana, which is coordinating volunteer efforts.

• The Alabama Coastal Foundation, which works to improve and protect the quality of Alabama’s coastal resources, is collecting contact information from volunteers for cleanup efforts along the Alabama coast if the spill reaches its shores. To register, and for the latest information on the spill, go to http://www.joinacf.org/oil_info.html or call the Mobile-based nonprofit at 251-990-6002.

• The Mobile Bay National Estuary Program is looking for volunteers to help reduce the potential impact of the oil spill in Mobile Bay. To register, go to their website or call 251-431-6409.

• The Mobile Baykeeper is another Alabama group seeking volunteers in case the oil pushes into the state’s shores. If you are interested in volunteering to reduce the impacts of the oil spill to the Bay, please call their office at 251-433-4229 or e-mail info@mobilebaykeeper.org with your name, address, phone number, e-mail and available resources.

For more information on volunteer opportunities as they arise, get on Twitter and search #oilspill. On Facebook, keep checking the Louisiana Shore Cleanup group, the Help Prepare for Florida Oil Spill in Panhandle group and Deepwater Horizon Oil Recovery Incident.

Other volunteer opportunities can be found at the Deepwater Horizon Response Request Line at 1-866-448-5816.

To check out state specific volunteer opportunities, go to:

Louisiana: Volunteerlouisiana.gov

Mississippi: Volunteermississippi.org

Florida: Volunteerfloridadisaster.org

Alabama: Servealabama.gov

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