Florida's not out of the woods yet regarding the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In fact, Gulfstream currents could carry oil as far as the Florida Keys in a little over a week.
That means fisheries located in South Florida could be affected soon. (For more on how the oil spill is affecting local restaurants, check out this week's column.)
But you can help limit the impact.
KeysSpill.com is a site
organizing volunteer opportunities and cleanups throughout the Florida
Keys. You can sign up to help on the site, contact a volunteer
organizer, and browse upcoming volunteer events.
There are a few
activities scheduled for today, including a meeting for people
interested in becoming volunteer organizers and helping to create hair
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booms (seen in the vid above). On Saturday, a cleanup
will be held on Little Torch Key. Cleanups help reduce the impact the oil will
have on the area ahead of time.
You can also sign a petition that will be sent to President Obama asking him to halt drilling in our waters.