Friday, June 04, 2010

My Heart is Aching

"Pelicans"
photography © Dan Collins

The photo above was shot by husband. A 16 x 20 print of this photo hangs in our living room. It was shot here a few years back at White Rock Lake. We love birds and Dan is very good at capturing them with his camera. Last night I saw the first images of oil covered birds from the gulf and felt so sick to my stomach. Looking on-line today it seems that many volunteers have stepped forward and unfortunately the biggest need at this second in time is a bit of organization and a good plan, both seem to be in short supply. I'll continue to dig for information. I would like to take a week off and go down there to wash birds. I'll see if that turns out to be a good idea.

The Mobile Bay National Estuary Program is gathering contact information here for people who want to volunteer to reduce the impacts of the oil spill. The organization notes that volunteers are not being deployed at this time, but says it will keep volunteers updated. 

4 comments:

krakenmosaics.com said...

A local animal refuge is preparing for the influx of pelicans and otters by building 14 shelters for the animals. Each costs about $3500 to construct. It's close enough to stop over and lend a hand if need be.

I have stopped watching the news of the spill - I'm not sure I can take much more of it. Pelicans are my favorite animals on earth. :(

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Rebecca Collins said...

Eve, I understand and my heart goes out to your community. Such a helpless feeling when you see stuff like this.

AutumnLeaves said...

This also breaks my heart. There are no words...