Lights Out for Birds spring 2010

The spring Lights Out for Birds program is helping building owners, managers and tenants save energy and money while protecting migratory birds. It is not too late to participate. Read more...

Restore the wetland at Sharp Park

We need you to attend a public hearing to help restore Sharp Park! On Wednesday, December 16th at 1pm at San Francisco’s City Hall, Room 263, there will be a San Francisco Supervisors hearing discussing the alternatives report for Sharp Park Golf Course. We need you to attend to ask the Supervisors to reject the all-golf alternative at Sharp Park that the SF Recreation & Park Report is proposing. Instead speak in favor of the restoration of Sharp Park and a new national park that will benefit the community economically and environmentally and provide recreational and educational opportunities, as well as protect endangered species. The golf course is losing money, harming two endangered species, and threatening surrounding communities when the golf course floods.

Golden Gate Audubon Responds to San Francisco Bay Oil Spill

November 2, 2009
Update:10:00am
Golden Gate Audubon sent volunteers to locations around San Francisco Bay to monitor for and report on any oiled birds or wildlife over the weekend. 
On November 1, 2009 the International Bird Rescue Research Center (IBRRC) reported collecting dozens of oiled birds from a collection center from Crown Memorial State Beach in Alameda

The US Coast Guard posted an update about the 400 to 800 gallon oil spill which occured 2.5 miles south of the San Francisco Bay Bridge on October 31, 2009

Update: 3:00 p.m.

The Coast Guard now estimates that the spill is less than 100 gallons, which is fully contained, and that the clean up is in progress.  Golden Gate Audubon has not received reports of oiled wildlife yet, but we will continue to monitor the situation and report updates here.

Original Post: 10:30 a.m.

October 30, 2009

Berkeley, California

The U.S. Coast Guard and California Department of Fish & Game are responding to an oil spill in San Francisco Bay this morning at approximately 6:30 am.

More information is available from the U.S. Coast Guard at: http://www.uscgsanfrancisco.com/go/doc/823/367415/

as well as the Oiled Wildlife Care Network (OWCN) at: http://www.owcn.org/.

IMPORTANT:  We remind the public that oil is very toxic and that they should not go down onto beaches near the spill or try to handle or capture oiled wildlife.  If oiled wildlife are found, please call the Oiled Wildlife Care Network at 1-877-823-6926.

Golden Gate Audubon emergency trained personnel remain on alert awaiting instructions from the Oiled Wildlife Care Network.

Contact Info: Mark Welther, Executive Director, Golden Gate Audubon Society

(510) 843-2222, mwelther@goldengateaudubon.org, https://goldengateaudubon.org