Oiled Wildlife Response Workshop – Corpus Christi

February 19, 2016 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone
1830 N Lexington Blvd
Corpus Christi, TX 78409
Oiled Wildlife Response Workshop - Corpus Christi @ Corpus Christi | Texas | United States

The workshop will take place at the Texas General Land Office warehouse located at 1830 N. Lexington Blvd. Corpus Christi, Texas 78409 on Friday, February 19, 2016 from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Support for the workshop comes from the following sponsors: Flint Hills Resources, Koch Pipeline Company, Martin Operating Partnership, Corpus Christi Area Oil Spill Control Association (CCAOSCA), Port of Corpus Christi, and the Texas General Land Office – Oil Spill Prevention and Response Program.

The purpose of the workshop is to certify and train personnel that are interested in assisting The Wildlife Center of Texas Oiled Wildlife Response Team during a spill. Certification and training are required for anyone who may 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 unoiled white duck. We would like for all permitted wildlife rehabilitators and trainees, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, state wildlife officials, industry environmental personnel, local veterinarians, veterinarian technicians, as well as interested citizens to participate in this training.