Community Oil Spill Response

Islands’ Oil Spill Association (IOSA) is a non-profit, community oil spill response organization that provides prompt, effective, local oil spill response and prevention throughout San Juan County in Washington state.

We have trained responders available for quick response to oil spills 24 hrs a day, 365 days of the year.

IOSA operations are currently paused as the organization does a thorough reboot. We are revitalizing the Board of Directors, refining policies and procedures, replacing outdated equipment, and preparing to be back in action the second half of 2019.

Please visit the UPDATE page for current info.


Our responders are trained in

  • Oil spill assessment
  • Air monitoring
  • Site Safety Assessment
  • Hazardous waste operations and emergency response (HAZWOPER)
  • Oil spill containment
  • Oil spill clean-up
  • Oiled bird rescue and initial care
  • Oiled bird wildlife treatment facility set-up

Our Mission

IOSA’s mission is to provide San Juan County with prompt, effective oil spill response and prevention, which includes training and coordinating of oil spill responders, maintaining spill response equipment and educating about prevention and containment of oil spills.

Oil Spill Response in San Juan County, Washington