To report wildlife affected by the spill, call the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at 215-365-1558.
To report oiled marine mammals or sea turtles in Delaware, contact the MERR Institute at 302-228-5029.
Volunteers who have training handling oiled wildlife can contact
Julie Bartley at Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research at 302-737-9543, ext. 102.
Please do not use this number to report oiled wildlife.
Support local wildlife rescue and rehabilitation agencies:
Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research, Inc., a private, nonprofit wildlife rehabilitation organization located in Newark, Delaware, is working to clean and rehabilitate oiled wildlife at their Frink Wildlife Clinic. Tri-State reports that over 100 birds and two turtles currently are undergoing treatment. Species include Canada geese, mallard and bufflehead ducks, and ring-billed and herring gulls. Treatment for the animals includes stabilization, washing, and a minimum recuperation period of several weeks.
Tri-State has received numerous inquiries from individuals in the community wishing to volunteer to help care for the oiled birds. At the present time, only those volunteers who have been trained in emergency oil spill rescue can be accommodated. However, once the crisis phase is over, there may be a call for additional volunteers to help with the daily care of the birds as they recuperate. Members of the community can immediately assist in the care of the oiled birds by donating sheets, towels, Ensure (plain vanilla), and Pedialyte. For information on volunteer training and additional ways to support Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research, Inc., click here.
The MERR Institute in Delaware is prepared to respond to marine mammal and sea turtle strandings associated with the oil spill. See http://www.merrinstitute.org/. Call 302-228-5029 for marine mammal or sea turtle sitings.