Volunteers Needed - Venice Oceanarium for Orange County Oil Spill


We are heartbroken and angered by the needless destruction and loss of wildlife due to the recent Orange County Oil Spill. This is an opportunity to strengthen our resolve to work harder to protect our precious oceans. Specially trained people are conducting clean-up efforts and they request that well-intending people leave the actual clean-up efforts to them.

However there are ways you can help:
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is registering volunteers to help with the Orange County oil spill. 

Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley tweeted Wednesday: “Calling on thousands of volunteers to assist with clean up efforts, once conditions are deemed safe.” Volunteers will get four hours of training to make sure hazardous materials are disposed of properly. You can fill out the volunteer form on the department’s website.

Donate supplies. 
Needed supplies: Nitrile gloves, N95 masks, tyvek suits, syringes for feeding, red rubber feeding tubes and collapsible plastic or cardboard animal carrying cases. Drop off at the Orange County office at 333 Santa Ana Blvd. in Santa Ana.

Report any sightings of oil-covered animals to the Oiled Wildlife Care Network at 1-877-823-6926.
Please do not touch any oil-covered animals.  

Donate to the The Bolsa Chica Conservancy Oil Spill Response Fund

Thank you all for your commitment to be a part of the solution. 

Tim Rudnick
Founder, Venice Oceanarium