KIDS for the BAY Volunteering to Clean Up Oil Spill

Audio clip : Mandi Billinge speaks to reporters about the volunteer clean up effort

Dear Supporters of KIDS for the BAY,

Here at KIDS for the BAY we have been deeply saddened by the oil spill that occurred last Wednesday, November 7th when a container ship hit the Bay Bridge and spilled 58,000 gallons of oil into the bay. All local beaches and fishing piers have been closed due to large amounts of toxic oil globules invading the shoreline. Hundreds of birds, fish and marine mammals are in danger because of this oil spill and the sight of the oil-coated birds has moved the KIDS for the BAY staff to take action.

This Wednesday, November 14th please join KIDS for the BAY staff as we spend the day volunteering to spot and drive distressed oil-covered birds to be rehabilitated. We will have two volunteers groups of KIDS for the BAY staff – one arriving at the Shorebird Park Nature Center at the Berkeley Marina at 9am and one arriving at noon. We invite you to come be part of the positive actions to help save the birds in danger because of the oil spill.

For more information on volunteering please contact:

Shorebird Park Nature Center
160 University Ave.
(510) 981-6720, 981-6721 or 981-6722


The Oiled Wildlife Care Network at (415) 701-2311

If you cannot come out and volunteer, the rescue groups are also in
need of the following

Pillow Cases
Heating Pads
Water Bottles
Sharpie Pens
Flags (such as used for surveying, irrigation, etc.)

You can either drop off donated items to the Shorebird Park Nature
Center or you can drop them off to our office at 1771 Alcatraz Ave. in
Berkeley tomorrow and we can drop them off for you when we volunteer
on Wednesday.

Thank you for all of your support in helping to rehabilitate the bay.

Any questions, please call KIDS for the BAY at (510) 985-1602 or e-mail her at