[Tweeters] “Deepwater Horizon disaster: How oil spills affect local people and wildlife,”

Twink Coffman wilber4818 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 10 08:38:18 PST 2017

FEB 15 WED. at Whatcom Museum at 7 PM " impacts to the Salish Sea " FREE
Melanie Driscoll, the National Audubon Society’s director of bird
conservation for the Gulf Coast and Mississippi Flyway, will discuss oil
spill prevention and preparedness and the risks facing vulnerable
communities of the Salish Sea during a talk on Wednesday, February 15th, at
the Whatcom Museum Rotunda Room in Old City Hall. The free event is
co-sponsored by North Cascades Audubon Society
and RE Sources for Sustainable Communities

During the talk, “Deepwater Horizon disaster: How oil spills affect local
people and wildlife,” Driscoll will share her thoughts on the need for
prevention of oil spills, preparedness for an organization to find a role
in the event of a major spill, and the particular risks facing Native
Americans and other vulnerable communities in the Salish Sea.

Driscoll’s perspective comes from her involvement in the 2010 Deepwater
Horizon oil spill disaster and subsequent years of response and restoration
efforts, and the spill’s effects on wildlife, the environment, and local

During the Deepwater Horizon disaster, Driscoll initiated wildlife survey
efforts and provided biological interpretation regarding the relief effort
to media, the public, and the environmental community. She also led
Audubon’s conservation planning in response to the disaster and initiated
their volunteer response effort. Driscoll has worked with Audubon since

North Cascades Audubon Society
Since 1970, the North Cascades Audubon Society has represented the
interests and importance of wildlife, habitat and the environment in
Whatcom County. Through scientific research, environmental education,
stewardship and advocacy, NCAS provides a variety of services and
opportunities for members and the public to engage with the natural world.

RE Sources for Sustainable Communities
RE Sources for Sustainable Communities is a local nonprofit organization
dedicated to protecting the health of Northwest Washington’s people and
ecosystems through the application of science, education, advocacy, and

happy birding
wilber4818 at gmail.com
Ferndale, WA
in Whatcom County
out on the beach
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