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MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Theodore, Ala. Oiled Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 4, 2010

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Key contact numbers
Report oiled shoreline or request volunteer information: (866) 448-5816
Submit alternative response technology, services or products: (281) 366-5511
Submit your vessel for the Vessel of Opportunity Program: (866) 279-7983
Submit a claim for damages: (800) 440-0858
Report oiled wildlife: (866) 557-1401

Deepwater Horizon Incident Joint Information Center
Phone: (713) 323-1670
(713) 323-1671

WHAT: Credentialed media are invited to observe the rehabilitation process, interact with biologists and rehabilitation workers, and learn about the various stages of wildlife rehabilitation, from rescue to release.

WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, 1:00 p.m. CDT

WHERE: Theodore Oiled Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
5400 Willis Rd., Theodore, AL. 36582

WHO:
Heidi Stout, Director, Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service personnel
Theodore Oiled Wildlife Rehabilitation Center staff
Wildlife biologists and rehabilitation workers will be available for interview, and video/photography of bird rehabilitation facilities and operations will be allowed. For safety reasons, participants in this event must wear long pants and closed-toed shoes. We cannot guarantee that any oiled and/or injured birds will be at the facility during the media event.

For more information contact Ken Warren, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, (772) 643-4407, ken_warren@fws.gov; or Kevin Godsea, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, (843) 708-4575, kevin_godsea@fws.gov

NOTE: You can view our releases or subscribe to receive them -- via e-mail -- at the Service's Southeast Regional home page at http://www.fws.gov/southeast/news. Atlanta, GA 30345, Phone: 404/679-7289 Fax: 404/679-7286. Our national home page is at: http://www.fws.gov/news/newsreleases/

 

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Last updated: August 4, 2010