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Archive BP Oil Spill Information

BTNEP is actively involved in efforts to safe-guard Louisiana’s precious wetlands from the potential impacts of the massive oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. News, volunteer information and more can be found on this page.

A satellite image taken by NASA shows the oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico, just East of Plaquemines Parish, LA. (NASA Photo)

Boom placement in the Gulf of Mexico. (AP Photo)


  • BTNEP Newsletter #1

Oil Spill Fact Sheets:

  • Spill Cleanup Factsheet
  • Dispersants
  • Boom Factsheet

Volunteer Information

Please visit www.gulfresponse.org to learn about the partnership BTNEP has entered into to help assist with volunteer efforts in response to the oil leak.


Contact Information:

  • For all media inquiries, please contact Shelley S. Sparks at 1 (985) 227-1923.
  • All volunteers should visit www.gulfresponse.org to register and for the latest information.
  • To report oiled wildlife, please call 1-866-557-1401 and leave a message. Messages will be checked hourly.
  • To report oil spill related damage, please call 1-800-440-0858.
  • To report oiled shoreline or request volunteer information, please call 1-866-448-5816.

News Articles:

May 18, 2010

May 16, 2010

May 15, 2010

May 11, 2010

May 10, 2010

May 07, 1020

May 06, 2010

May 05, 2010

May 01, 2010

April 30, 2010

April 29, 2010

April 28, 2010

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