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Pelican being washed by two FWS employees

Respond and Restore: Fish and Wildlife Service’s Role in Oil Spills
 
Dates: 09/04/2013
Time:  1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Location:  Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building, Rachel Carson Room (near basement cafeteria)
 
Summary: FWS Chief, Branch of Environmental Response and Restoration Mark Huston will discuss an overview of FWS responsibilities during a oil spill, how animals are captured and cleaned, and some of their major restoration projects.
 
Fees: Free
 
Details: When an oil spill occurs, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service responds to prevent animals from being exposed to oil and then helps to capture and clean animals that have been oiled. FWS Chief, Branch of Environmental Response and Restoration Mark Huston will discuss an overview of FWS responsibilities during a spill, how animals are captured and cleaned, and some of their major restoration projects.

Special Assistance – For those in need of special assistance (such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired) or inquiries regarding the accessible entrance, please notify museum staff at (202) 208-4743 in advance of the program. Special needs will be accommodated whenever possible.

 
Contact: Diana Ziegler
 
Email: Diana_Ziegler@ios.doi.gov
 
Phone: 202-208-4743
 
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