Mon | Day 13 – Kill the Spill in the Media

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Here are a few articles covering the surf community’s grassroots efforts:

1.  LA Times 11.18.07  “Spill Guerillas Hit the Beach”

2.  Surfline 11.13.07:  “KILL THE SPILL San Francisco surfers take cleaning Ocean Beach into their own hand”
– article by Marcus Sanders, with quotes from Proof Lab and Surfrider SF:

3.  Surfer Magazine: “SEEPING THROUGH SAN FRAN: Oil Spill Ravages OB, Mavericks Next?
– with quotes from Grant Washburn

4.  Santa Cruz Sentinel 11.18.07  – “San Francisco surf spots on lockdown after oil spill; Santa Cruz beaches safe for now.”
– with quotes from Wise Surfboards’ Dave Alexander

Thu.11.15 – Recent Beach Photos. More photos wanted.

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MAVERICKS 11.15.07

It’s still unclear how much oil, if any, as made it down to Mavericks.  But, one dead bird was found, and another dead one was found in the water.  We’ve heard conflicting reports…

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AQUATIC PARK 11.15.07

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The swim clubs in Aquatic Park are very concerned about their swimming area.  Per what some members witnessed this morning, they report that the official contract crews have “…workers engaged in safety activities that don’t seem to comply with the rules as laid out at the training [for citizen volunteers].  They’re removing clothing in the same area they’re working, using their bare hands to do so, etc.”   These members have recently asked Kill The Spill to help get volunteers into the Park to assist with the clean-up effort.

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MUIR BEACH 11.09.07

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Early Thursday (Day 2) Photos from Sigward Moser, the man who was arrested and cited for his own cleanup efforts in Muir Beach.

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SITE UPDATES:
Stay tuned for site adjustments like signing up for *Oil Spill-Only *email alerts tied to the frequent postings in this blog. 

More help with the website(s) are needed, given the volume of emails & photos we’re getting.  Interested?  Ping us via the comment button below.  All comments are moderated before getting posted.

PHOTOS NEEDED FOR KILL THE SPILL
Per the EPA on-site at OB today, there is sill “a lot of oil” out at sea.  With the NW winds and NW swell over the next several days, it will likely wash up somewhere.   We need on-site updates and PHOTOS of the conditions up and down the coast.  In particular, we need info/photos from Marin County because they are not doing any clean-up and won’t let us on the beaches.  We will work with the EPA to get access for our army of volunteers to the beaches that need clean-up.   Send updates/photos to:  byron.cleary@killthespill.com.

SURF MAGS WANT YOUR BEST PHOTOS:
Please send Zuna Surf some of your best photos from the last few days, as various surf magazines have contacted us for more pics.  We’d love to see surfers in oily waters, empty waves with “closed” signs or oil globs in them, images of dramatic conditions, powerful shots of the waves + large cleanup crews.  We’ll  then put you in contact with the photo editors.  

– Zuna Surf

Pacifica Beaches Closed as of Tues AM

lmclosed111307_baor2.jpgWord has it Pacifica Beaches did officially close this morning.  Clean ups took place at Sharp Park and Mussel Beaches.  This Linda Mar photo was taken right after the police showed up and closed the beaches.  What a nice day, bummer.

– Sources: B.O’rourke, LizelleS.

Pacifica: Globs Washing Up Monday! – Updates Needed

Per Grant Washburn, here’s his pic of the goo he found washing up by Pacifica’s Sharp Park Pier yesterday (Monday 11/12).  We’d love any other reports of oil in the Pacifica/HMB area. 

Hmm, will it be safe to surf Mavericks and hold a contest this year?? 

Oil Globs at Pacifica Pier 11/12/07

Kill The Spill Enables Official Volunteer Training; Next Training Wed 11/14

Check out the KRON4 Video Coverage:
Kill The Spill helps make Official Volunteer Training happen for regular citizens wanting to assist with cleanup.  The Dept of Emergency Management and the EPA finally get it together on Day 6 after the spill.  

Get Trained & Keep Your Beach Clean!  – Next class is this Wed 11/14 at 6pm-10pm.  Stay tuned for official location.

VIEW the third video below – “Authorities Start to Train…” or go here:

http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1287024904/bclid1301088792/bctid1305004969

Kron4 – Kill The Spill Effort – 11pm News – 11-10-07

 See below, or view it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lqkltVsKEY

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Kill The Spill Gets Official; Other Media Clips

Recent KRON Interview:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lqkltVsKEY

Friday’s Cleanup by Mark Lukach – Hair Mats, too!:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WscZJ2Dh0RY