Training

Upcoming Training

2017 Spring Trainings

Oiled Wildlife Search & Rescue and Basic Care.

Rescheduled to May 21st, Sunday in Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, 11:30am to 5:10pm.

Free training.
Preregistration required, go to bottom of page.
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This class will give you the basics in oiled seabird search and rescue (including a practice session on the beach), oiled seabird initial care (using some of the 35 domesticated ducks we have on Lopez), safety training relating to oiled seabird rescue and care, and a basic introduction to IOSA and where we fit in the oil spill response community.

 

False Bay Oil Containment Drill, including Practice of Geographic Response Plan Strategy

May 20th, Saturday, 9am to 3/3:30pm, False Bay, San Juan Island.

Free training. Preregistration required, go to bottom of page.

False Bay Overhead view of oil containment boom being set across the mouth of False Bay 2010

This drill will test the Northwest Area Geographic Response Plan strategy for False Bay on the southwest side of San Juan Island.  This includes setting oil containment boom in what can be a challenging location.  As well, IOSA will have new equipment to test.  This equipment was acquired through a grant with the Washington State Department of Ecology and with the backing of San Juan County Emergency Services (and we are very thankful for this equipment!). The equipment includes new radios, new air monitors, and new navigation systems for the Green Heron and Sea Goose Response Vessels.  This will also be the Green Heron’s first time at a drill with its new motor and other updated systems.  Basic instruction in setting oil containment boom, as well as site safety training will be included.

Watmough Bay Oil Containment Drill, including Practice of Geographic Response Plan Strategy

June 3rd, Saturday, 9am to 3/3:30pm, Watmough Bay, Lopez Island.

Free training. Preregistration required, go to bottom of page.

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This drill will involve testing of the Northwest Area Geographic Response Plan Strategy for Watmough Bay on the southeast side of Lopez Island.  This involves setting oil containment boom, basic instruction in setting boom and site safety review.  Depending on timing, we may also set boom in some neighboring bays.  This will also give us another chance to use our new equipment.

Pre-registration required!

Everyone must preregister for these trainings/drills.  We have a limited amount of space for the oiled wildlife care training and limited space on boats at the drills.  In recent years the drills have sometimes filled up early, so let us know as soon as you can if you can come.  We always try to accommodate as many people as possible.

 

 

Oil Spill Response in San Juan County, Washington

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