Federal leaders hope residents can help keep birds away from the oil, WTXL Channel 27 ABC Tallahassee, June 29, 2010:
Millions of birds will soon start migrating towards the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. And federal leaders hope some Florida residents can help keep them away from the crude.
Workers with the USDA natural resources conservation are hoping coastal residents will help provide the birds with food, water, and some type of cover. They say that's essential to keep the birds away from the oily water.
20-million dollars is available to farmers, ranchers, and other landowners in Florida and seven other coastal states to help the birds. More than 50 million birds are expected to migrate to the gulf coast lands in the coming months. The deadline to apply for money is August 1st.
- For more information visit: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/news/nrcs_migratory_birds.html
- Who to contact (depending on location): http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/news/state_contacts06_30_10.pdf