Update 5/25/2015 –
Please be advised that the most current and up to date information regarding the oil spill and especially its impacts to COPR and the Snowy Plover nesting site are available on our Facebook page. Click the Facebook icon at the top of any page on our site.
Below is an update letter to our membership on the Refugio oil spill from the leadership of SBAS.
Audubon has received word from Cris Sandoval, Director of Coal Oil Point Reserve, that the Refugio oil spill is starting to affect COPR. COPR could use help from Audubon volunteers to deal with this situation for the next few days.
This is the peak of the Snowy Plover breeding season. There are nests and chicks on the beach. To reduce the impact of the spill on the plovers, COPR would like volunteers to act as extra docents on the beach. Volunteers will help COPR by directing people away from areas where they might disturb nests and chicks. If volunteers find oiled birds they can help by calling the Oiled Wildlife Care Network at 877.823.6926.
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