The oil spill is beginning to reach the Gulf’s shores, and its effects are already being felt in towns and cities that depend on it - this is in addition the local wildlife in both the land and sea that are dying by the thousands.
We have compiled from many different sources ways you can help contribute to the cleanup and save local wildlife.
- The BP Volunteer Hotline has set up numbers if you need to report injured wildlife or damage related to the spill. You can also request volunteer information at 866-448-5816.
- OilSpillVolunteers.com: You can register to volunteer or assist in the cleanup. www.oilspillvolunteers.com
- The National Audubon Society: Sign up to get trained and volunteer to help local birds. www.audobon.org
- Alabama Wildlife Federation: www.alabamawildlife.org
- Alabama Coastal Foundation: www.joinacf.org, 251-990-6002, or i[email protected]
- Mobile Bay NEP: www.mobilebaynep.com 251-431-6409
- Mobile Baykeeper: www.mobilebaykeeper.org 251-433-4229 [email protected]
- Alabama Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau: Contact the state-organized volunteer bank by dialing 2-1-1 or 888-421-1266
- Save Our Seabirds: Works with injured and disabled seabirds. www.saveourseabirds.com
- Alabama Coastal Foundation
- Mobile Bay NEP (National Estuary Program)
- 'Let's Save our Gulf Coast'
- Oiled Wildlife Rescue volunteers
- Mobile Bay NEP: 'Help Save the Gulf Coast from the Oil Leak'
- AL.com & NOLA.com: 'Save the Gulf of Mexico'
- Louisiana Shore Clean-up'
- Deepwater Horizon Response
Have a volunteer opportunity you want to share? Let us know in the comments.