The local Coast Guard has asked our Surfrider Chapter to be involved in a “Spill Prevention Response Volunteer Beach Clean Up Team” for our area if an oil spill happened like that which just happened up in San Francisco.
San Francisco had some 500 plus volunteers show up and no organizations were ready for the amount of help. It was a great response, but Federal and State agencies which handle these spills had a lot of problems completing steps with volunteers doing good, but over stepping their particular item of responsibility. Lots of rules and notes to be taken to make sure everything is ok after clean up.
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For more information:
Mike Balchin, firstname.lastname@example.org