Last week the beaches on Sanibel and Captive were beautiful. I found myself thinking "what if the oil comes this way?" What can I do to help? These are some things that I found interesting and thought were worth sharing.a
According to an article in the Fort Myers Coastal Angler written by Stan Manly, "If you want to be on the front lines, you will have to take the new 6 hour OSHA training being offered. And, you will have to be hired by BP; they will not be allowing any volunteers to work directly in cleanup efforts. As an employee, you are covered by their insurance, volunteers are not. They are constantly updating the OSHA training schedule at pecpremier.com"
The same article also mentioned the main website to check is www.volunteerflorida.org. I think this has been mentioned on the forum before.
rReport oiled shoreline or request volunteer information 866-448-5816
volunteer your vessel as a vessel of opportunity to help clean up the spill 281-366-5511
report oiled wildlife 866 557 1401