The disastrous spill and continuing leakage from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig is drifting toward Florida’s Gulf Coast. The 3200-square-mile slick is just miles from Florida’s pristine, westernmost Panhandle beaches. If efforts to stop its progress fail and oil continues to drift toward us and along the peninsula, it could harm birds, seagrass beds, coastal marshes, and eventually the mangrove islands off the Florida Keys.
We are currently collecting donations for Audubon of Florida’s Special Fund for the Oil Spill – our GreenApples Charity of the Month for June. Donations will be used exclusively to fund wildlife rescue and treatment and to underwrite advocacy urging state decision makers that Florida’s coast is too important to put it at risk from dirty and dangerous oil drilling.
Representatives of the Duval Audubon Society will be at our Baymeadows store on Saturday, June 12 from 11am – 2pm to discuss the Gulf Oil Spill, local volunteer opportunities and more.
Your time and money can make the difference!
Click here to add your name to Audubon of Florida’s rescue volunteer registry. Should oil make landfall on Florida’s beaches, Audubon will function as a clearinghouse, connecting local members of the volunteer registry with oiled wildlife response leaders for your area’s beaches.
Click here to sign the petition calling on President Obama, Governor Crist and other public officials to drop proposals to expand oil and gas exploration near Florida’s coastal areas. They cannot ignore thousands of Floridians standing together.