Don’t miss out on the 3rd Annual Grebe Festival on August 24-26 at Lake Almanor Recreation Area, during the Year of the Bird, marking the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty. This event strives to educate the importance of this bird species affected by the Lukenback Oil Spill. Northern California is home to the largest worldwide habitat and breeding ground of Western and Clark’s grebes. @audubonsociety
A cement truck rolled off a ferry near Bacon Island in the San Joaquin Delta Monday. OSPR’s NorCal Field Response Team oversaw the removal effort, which required a crane barge. The truck was successfully pulled out without incident Tuesday evening; No oil was seen in the debris. A timely response led to the hazard being removed before a busy 4th of July weekend.
The San Francisco Fire and the San Francisco Police received valuable training conducted by the USCG on the use of response trailer equipment awarded to S.F. Fire Department by OSPR. The training took place in McCovey Cove, which would help protect nearby marinas & wildlife. @uscg @sffdpio @sfpdofficial @uscg
This oil spill training video captured in Suisun Bay recently shows containment boom towed in a teardrop configuration as part of a drill. This method is applied during actual spills to recover oil before it spreads further into the environment. OSPR scientists had the opportunity to observe the simulation.
Pacific transparent, golden star sea squirts, and moss animals are just a few of the invasive species found on settling plates collected recently from San Francisco Bay. Come see them up close at the CDFW Nimbus Hatchery Visitor Center through Sunday, June 10, at the fifth annual California Invasive Species Action Week. Environmental scientists with OSPR’s Marine Invasive Species Program will be on-hand to answer questions about what California is doing to protect our coast from exotic species and how you can help. @califoriadfw @sfbaymsi @grassrootsecology @uofcalifornia @bolsachica_lt @putahcreekcouncil @ebrpd @keeptahoeblue
KCRA TV in Sacramento joined OSPR wildlife officers recently on a tour of abandoned and derelict vessels in the Delta. OSPR crews routinely encounter these types of vessels, and once the oil is removed there’s not much can be done unless the vessel is obstructing boating traffic or threatening a wildlife sanctuary.
OSPR @CalSpillWatch oversaw the cleanup of a tanker truck that ran off the road into Little #Chico Creek in Butte County early Thursday morning. Fortunately, diesel from the truck did not enter the creek. The driver is recovering from the accident and cleanup is almost complete.
You have until tomorrow night at midnight to file your taxes. You still have time to help restore California’s sea otter population! It’s easy, simply complete line 410 on your California tax return. A special thanks to the 4,333 people who already contributed more than $60,000 to the Sea Otter Fund on their California income tax returns in March. That brings the total to $117,909 — nearly 40 percent of the $293,501 we must raise in 2018. Remember… tell a friend. @ucmc @UCDAVIS @montereybayaquarium @USGS @USFWS #OILEDWILDLIFE #WILDLIFE #SEAOTTER #ENDANGEREDSPECIES #INCOMETAXSEASON #MARINEMAMMAL #SEAOTTERALLIANCE #INCOMETAXDEADLINE #LINE410
You have the power to make a difference, by helping to fund research and outreach. Just make a donation on line 410 of your CA tax return. CDFW-OSPR benefits from the tax contributions, a portion of the Sea Otter Fund is used to investigate sea otter health and pathology at the Marine Wildlife Veterinary Care and Research Center. The center was built in 1997 as the primary care facility for otters affected by oil spills or other marine pollution events. @ucmc @UCDAVIS @montereybayaquarium @USGS @USFWS #OILEDWILDLIFE #WILDLIFE #SEAOTTER #ENDANGEREDSPECIES #INCOMETAXSEASON #MARINEMAMMAL #SEAOTTERALLIANCE