pelicans

After The Spill: A Deepwater Horizon Oral History

Apr 17, 2020
Keely Merritt / The Historic New Orleans Collection

April 20th is the 10-year anniversary of the BP Oil Spill, which was the largest marine oil spill in history. In the aftermath of the environmental disaster, The Historic New Orleans Collection began collecting oral histories from individuals who were on the ground cleaning up the Gulf and its wildlife. Bart Siegel was a volunteer who rescued and rehabilitated pelicans in Venice, Louisiana. He shared those experiences and his ongoing monitoring work for this edition of NOLA Life Stories.

 

 

10 Years After BP Oil Spill, A Volunteer Remembers The Pelicans

Mar 20, 2020
Keely Merritt / The Historic New Orleans Collection

Next month marks 10 years since the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill that took lives and damaged the Gulf Coast and its wildlife. In the wake of the disaster, the Louisiana State Animal Response Team dispatched a crew of volunteers to care for thousands of oiled pelicans. Jean Beaston was one of those volunteers. From her home in Youngsville, Louisiana, she chronicled her experiences at the bird rescue center in this edition of NOLA Life Stories.