Informational Sessions on Oiled Wildlife Care Offered

SAN FRANCISO – Three workshops will be conducted to provide information on clean up and wildlife recovery following an oil spill. The public is invited to come learn about wildlife care and oil removal operation, and what they can do to help with the effort.

The classes, offered by the Department of Fish and Game’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) in cooperation with the City of San Francisco, the Headlands Institute and the Harbor Master at Richmond Marina, will be on Nov. 10 in San Francisco, Sausalito and Richmond.

The two-hour classes, “Informational Sessions on Wildlife Care”, will provide information on the oil spill clean up activities of OSPR, the Oiled Wildlife Network (OWCN) and the International Bird Rescue and Recovery Council (IBRRC) following the release of 58,000 gallons of oil into the San Francisco Bay from a damaged cargo ship.

The cargo ship COSCO BUSAN struck a support tower of the San Francisco Bay Bridge on Nov. 7.

Each class will cover the following topics:

  • What is OSPR and why was it formed

  • How cleanup is conducted

  • How wildlife recovery and rehabilitation addressed

  • How the public can get training to become more involved

  • What areas and activities the public should avoid during the cleanup

  • How the public can report wildlife impacts

The three classes will be held at:

  • 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove Street, San Francisco, CA, Tele: 415.974.4060

  • 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Harbor Master Richmond Marina, 1340 Marina Way South, Richmond, CA Tele: 510.236.1013

  • 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Headlands Institute, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Building 1033, Sausalito, CA 94965 – Tele: 415.332.5771

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