With the oil slick approaching, we are receiving inquiries on how to help. Prior to the oil slick reaching the beaches, the best thing to help is to pick up trash on the beaches. Once the oil slick gets here, it's considered hazardous waste and requires training to assist.
Volunteer Dana Jones is coordinating any and all inquiries for Girl Scouts. If you are interested in volunteering with clean up, contact Dana Jones. She is in contact with the appropriate organizations and has up-to-date and comprehensive information.
Update June 14, 2010
Dauphin Island Sea Lab is now taking donations of Dawn Dishwashing Detergent and "Simple Green" degreaser. Dawn to clean small research vessels, Simple Green to degrease nets. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updated June 24, 2010
Girl Scouts needed to make hair booms!
Girl Scout troops or individual Girl Scouts can make hair booms for use along Mobile Bay. There is a facility in Fairhope at 254 Greeno Road in the old bowling alley. It is behind the Pizza Hut and next to the Key West Inn. The supplies needed are on site, but volunteers are needed to fill stockings with donated hair.
Contact Victoria Burleson at 251-767-5616 to set up a date and time to meet and make hair booms.
If your troop is planning on volunteering to clean up, please contact Molly Smart at 800-239-6636, extension 1402.