Per KTS, 403 more folks were trained on Saturday! That brings it to well over 1400 officially trained in San Francisco.
Ocean Beach opened up yesterday (although posted signs along the beach still say it’s closed)…but we are getting reports from that Ocean Beach may not be clean enough. It also sounds like there’s still plenty to cleanup in Marin and East Bay.
East Bay needs help with the wildlife spotting effort (see the East Bay postings).
REPORTS ON CONDITIONS NEEDED:
For those of you living in OB and Marin, we and our readers want to know about the conditions. Please write in , while our contacts gather more data. Pacifica’s Shelter Cove reported oil washing up on Saturday…Our job is still not done, since we still expect to see oil residue washing up at anytime, anywhere. With your help, we can deploy resources where attention is needed, as KTS is working closely with government agencies.
Per the SF Dept of Emergency Management on Saturday evening:
“San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), San Francisco Department of Emergency Management (SFDEM) and National Park Service (NPS) staff announced Friday, November 16, 2007 that the cleanup of local beaches affected by last week’s catastrophic Cosco Busan oil spill was proceeding at a faster than expected pace. Officials credited the accelerated pace to the overwhelming response by members of the public, with more than 1400 volunteers trained to help in the cleanup as of Saturday, November 17, 2007.
After Saturday, November 17, 2007, there are no planned deployments for volunteers to participate in beach clean ups related to the Cosco Busan Oil Spill in San Francisco. In addition, there are no future trainings scheduled. If there is a need for volunteer deployment in the coming weeks, information will be posted on www.sfgov.org/311. Please check back regularly for the most up-to-date information or call 3-1-1.
BEACHES OPENED as of 11.17.07 Morning
- Ft. Point
- Baker Beach
- China Beach
- Crissy Field
- Ocean Beach (Advisory posted)
- Linda Mar Beach (Pacifica)
- Rockaway (Pacifica)
- Sharp Park Beach (Pacifica)
- Esplande Beach (Pacifica)
View closed beaches here: http://www.coscobusanincident.com/go/site/1641/