Nov 13 2007

Ongoing Albany Clean Up and Volunteers

Published by at 8:56 pm under Oil Spill

Command has assigned an environmental contractor to cleanup the Albany shoreline. Beach clean-up began Saturday, November 10, and is on-going. Clean up of the neck and bulb areas will begin tomorrow, Nov. 14. The clean up will continue for as long as necessary.

A boom currently spans from Albany Bulb to Pt. Isabel to protect wildlife at the Albany Mudflats.

Albany staff is participating with Berkeley staff to coordinate emergency
response and volunteer efforts.

More Volunteer Trainings Set in Berkeley
Volunteers can get more HazMat training and equipment at another volunteer trainings set for Wednesday afternoon and Saturday morning.

Volunteers who are interested in helping to clean beaches and shoreline are encouraged attend a hazardous materials and physical danger training. No cleanup on the rocks is allowed.

The training classes is limited, so it’s first come, first serve.

WHO: 80 volunteers

WHAT: A training on the safe cleanup of oil spill residue

WHEN: Wednesday, November 14, 1 p.m. – 5 pm.

WHERE: Hs Lordships, in the Berkeley Marina off of Seawall Dr. (http://www.hslordships.com/directions.html)

OR

WHEN: Saturday, November 17, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE: West Berkeley Senior Center, 1900 Sixth Street, Berkeley

More information will be posted on the City of Berkeley’s website (www.CityofBerkeley.info) as soon as it is confirmed.

** The Cal State Department of Fish and Game is not providing any training for the handling of wildlife at this time. Training is only for cleaning the shoreline.**

Volunteers who got Monday’s training from California State Department of Fish and Game can come back all week and next weekend to help out. If you’re interested in volunteering, please call the Nature Center at (510) 981-6720.

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