New Report of Oil in Grand Isle and Volunteer Opportunities to Help
This was just received from a good friend who lives on Grand Isle. The clean up efforts have dwindled from 47,000 to 16,000 people throughout the Gulf, and there are currently NO skimming operations at all in Barataria Bay.
"Drew - A shrimper stopped today and said that oil is coming in heavier than he had ever seen into Barataria Bay and it is all over the Sand Dollar and there is oil on our beach in front of house"
Connie and her husband Gary live just over half way down the island, probably in zone 9, on the front beach. "Heavier than he had ever seen" means pretty darn bad. I hope that the USFWS or LDWF are down there to revamp search and rescue operations. I'll investigate and let you know. The Sand Dollar is the main marina on the East end of the island. How much oil is OK to let contaminate the beaches and marshes??
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