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Thu May 28, 2015
The OWCN is responding to the Refugio Incident oil spill in Santa Barbara. Our responders thus far have rescued 40 live birds and 28 live marine mammals. Our teams are actively recovering, stabilizing, transporting and caring for oil-affected wildlife. We have activated needed local pre-trained volunteers and we have more standing by.
We do not need volunteers from the public at the current time. If you are interested in volunteering, please visit the CalSpillWatch website; non-wildlife volunteer opportunities are detailed on that website.
If you find oiled wildlife in your area, please call 1-877-UCD-OWCN [(877) 823-6926] and report immediately. Do not pick up the wildlife yourself.
California Department of Fish & Wildlife, Office of Spill Prevention and Response has news releases and information on its Cal Spill Watch website. You can also follow the Call Spill Watch Twitter feed. You may also wish to watch the archived oil spill press conference videos hosted on the Santa Barbara County website.
You may also read and download the latest updates from the Unified Command by visiting the Joint Information Center at www.RefugioResponse.com