Oiled Wildlife Response Workshop

Date/Time: Friday, Feb 21, 2020 9:00 am–4:00 pm
Location: Texas General Land Office warehouse, 1830 N. Lexington Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78409

The purpose of the workshop is to certify and train personnel interested in assisting The Wildlife Center of Texas Oiled Wildlife Response Team during a spill. Certification and training are required for anyone to participate in any role during an oiled-wildlife response. The workshop will cover topics such as the effects of oil on wildlife, initial intake and exam of oiled wildlife, an introduction to OSHA training, wildlife rehabilitation’s role in Incident Command System, and actual hands-on cleaning of oiled feathers in which participants will practice by washing an un-oiled white duck. Permitted wildlife rehabilitators & trainees, USFWS & state wildlife officials, industry environmental personnel, local veterinarians & technicians, and interested citizens should participate in this training. Seating is limited – Sign Up Now!

The expectation is that people who complete training will be available to assist in clean-up after an oil spill in the Coastal Bend area.

Report as AT: Specific Project.