Wildlife recovery members train for beach surveillance during spills at #Oilapaloozarocks @ucdavisvetmed @themarinemammalcenter #oilspill #oilspillresponse #Wildlife #wildlifevet #wildlifesanctuary #wildliferescue
CDFW-OSPR communications trailer was aboard the M/V CAPE HORN, one of 31 naval reserve force ships on display during San Francisco Fleet Week 2017. OSPR staff engaged with visitors to educate them of OSPR’s mission and how the trailer can be effective aboard the large-capacity vessel during an offshore response. @fleetweeksf @usarmy @usnavy
“I stay because I love this department, mostly the people I work with, and the dedication and passion we all have for the environment and the strong desire to protect the species and habitats in the state.” Environmental Scientist Anna Burkholder is the featured scientist for CDFW this month. Read more about what has brought and kept her at CDFW for 20 years on the Science Institute page at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Science-Institute/Featured-Scientist/PostId/69/anna-burkholder @californiadfw
Sea Otter Awareness week events start this weekend! Watch video snippet of a sea otter pup being successfully reunited with its mother by the Morro Bay wildlife response team after being separated last summer. Team members describe their unusual experience that day. To see this heartwarming video in its entirety, go to the @Calspillwatch Facebook page or Youtube channel. And, to find out more on Sea Otter Awareness week events, go to seaotterweek.org @montereybayaquarium @californiadfw @castateparks @elkhornsloughca @noaa @georgiaaquarium @pacificmmc @morrobayca @mosslandingmarinelabs @mnzoo @oceanariodelisboa @oregonzoo @pgmuseum @santacruzmuseum @seattleaquarium @seaworldorlando @seymour_marinediscoverycenter @shedd_aquarium @vanaqua @nurturedbynatureotters @elkhornsloughca
OSPR responds to diesel spill into Cache Creek from a big rig carrying apples that crashed on Highway 58 near the town of Tehachapi in Kern County. No visibly oiled wildlife reported and no injuries @CountyofKern @cityoftehachapi @chp_inlanddivision #cachecreek #apples #bigrig #oilspillresponse #oilspill #diesel
OSPR’s participation at the 2017 @TheContinuingChallenge has been a great opportunity for to meet and train with other #hazmat professionals from California and beyond. Looking forward to next year. @cacorrections @capublichealth @caltrans @calepa @cal_oes @csfafire @californiahighwaypatrol @yolo.da @usepa @dhsgov @uscg @sacramento_fire
OSPR wildlife officers posted notifications on multiple derelict vessels on the Delta in Contra Costa County today. The waterway is littered with more than 200 of these sunken and abandoned boats that can be a safety hazard or potential oil spill threat. The minimum penalty is $1,000 or the total cost of removal.
.@BoatCalifornia offers up to $250K for two education/outreach grants targeting recreational boaters on proper sewage disposal now till October 13, 2017. The program must take place in counties located in the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary and the Southern California Coast. Find application information to apply at the Department of Boating and Waterways home page under he Grant and Loans tab. @calparks
See OSPR environmental scientist describe the success of an oil spill drill at an oil production facility in Tupman, California.