i don't ever cry at the news. people shooting each other, getting busted for stupid things, that doesn't get to me- i mean we're all a big mess. but why we gotta go and fuck with the birds and the fishes? i mean really. i can't believe oil spills still happen. i can't believe how devasting this 58,000 gallon spill in the bay is. last night i cried when they covered the rescue efforts of all the birds in the bay. the poor little things, being washed off and fed with tubes and sick and covered in oil. thank goodness there are so many willing to help recover these helpless little guys. i wanted to share something a co-worker sent today, she has some great info to offer to those who want to help.
as you all know by now, on November 7, the Cosco Busan ran into the Bay Bridge and spilled 58,000 gallons of bunker fuel into San Francisco Bay. it's a devastating event for the marine and bird life that inhabit our bay and coastal waters. hundreds of birds have been taken to the International Bird Rescue Center in Fairfield. how many of them will actually survive is yet to be seen.
i spent my weekend rescuing oiled birds in Pacifica. seeing the devastation first hand is as heartbreaking as Friday's Chronicle headline indicates. i'll be spending my anniversary day off at the IBRC helping to keep the rescue efforts afloat. if you have an interest in helping out with laundry, building pens, preparing feeds or anything else that they need, please contact Cindy Murphy at 916-616-4515. she is their volunteer coordinator and this is her cell #. you will receive a call back and anything you can do to help is very much appreciated.
if you can't volunteer, you can still help with a donation. The groups in need are:Baykeeper.org, Oiled wildlife care network, firstname.lastname@example.org