The Refugio Beach Incident was reported along the Refugio State Beach coastline on May 19th, 2015.
A website was established for the public to go to for more information at www.refugioresponse.com.
For the latest updates and volunteer opportunities related to the Refugio Beach Incident, you can check the sites below:
- Cal Spill Watch
- Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management
- Cal Spill Watch OSPR Twitter Page
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Currently All Volunteer Positions Filled!
Due to the tremendous outpouring of community support and participation, all public volunteer positions have been filled. OSPR has trained and deployed community volunteers who are already making a positive difference. Thank you all for your support!
A number of affiliated volunteers have worked on a variety of activities over the past few days. Since May 20, approximately 132 affiliated volunteers have participated in several tasks, from the following organizations:
- Santa Barbara County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers
- California Conservation Corps (CCC)
- Local Fire Community hand crews
- California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Natural Resource Volunteer Program (NRVP) volunteers
- Oiled Wildlife Care Network (OWCN) pre-trained volunteers
263 Total Volunteers trained.
159 Volunteers deployed for projects and beach cleanup to date.
Total Volunteer Applications submitted approximately 1000.
We thank each and every member of the community for their commitment to volunteering and helping. Please visit https://calspillwatch.dfg.ca.gov/Spill-Archive/Santa-Barbara-County-Spill for updated information about this spill. As volunteer opportunities emerge, information will be provided.
Train NOW for Future Disasters
Following a major disaster, most relief organizations and emergency responder agencies are extremely busy, even if they are outside the affected area. Organizations can become overwhelmed with too many volunteers. The best time to sign-up to volunteer is during a non-disaster time. This allows you to train with a disaster relief organization to be ready when the next emergency strikes.
To find a training or volunteer opportunity, go to our home page and click the “Volunteer Now” banner. You will receive a list of potential opportunities in your area, such as joining a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).
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