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Oil Cleanup Volunteer Information

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST (WLOX) - With oil headed toward the Gulf Coast's shoreline, many people are asking what they can do to help. Right now, a number of different organizations are signing up volunteers, so when the time comes, they'll know who to call.

The site www.oilspillvolunteers.com saw more than 700 people register in its first day of operation. Volunteers who sign up online will be called to assist in the clean-up of barrier islands or beaches, or to help with wildlife clean-up. Volunteers with specific skills or boats will be categorized as well to streamline matching them with volunteer needs as they are identified.

The Pascagoula River Audubon Center is also organizing training on cleaning wildlife affected by the oil spill.  Volunteers may register their contact information at the center's web site, http://pascagoulariver.audubon.org/issues-action/oil-spill-efforts.

The City of Biloxi is signing up volunteers at http://www.biloxi.ms.us/Volunteer.asp.

To report contaminated wildlife, call the Oiled Bird Hotline at 1-866-557-1401 and give the following information:

1.     The exact location of the animal/bird
2.     your name
3.     your phone number
4.     your address

Hancock County Board of Supervisors' President Rocky Pullman is asking residents in the low lining areas or with waterfront properties take photographic images or video of their property and surrounding vegetation.

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