After much preparation and anticipation, the very first OWCN Oiled Wildlife Planning Summit is finally happening this weekend! We are very excited to be hosting over 50 participants from our Network, including representatives from 22 Member Organizations plus a handful of affiliated agencies, including CDFW-OSPR and USFWS.
We briefly mentioned this new event a couple months back via a blog post but as a reminder, the main goal of the Oiled Wildlife Planning Summit is to assist in identifying areas of focus within OWCN protocols and procedures that will help move oiled wildlife response forward. Sunday will afford OWCN staff an opportunity to showcase our equipment storage facility with an emphasis on familiarizing participants with response equipment available to the Network during spill response.
We will gladly share a Summit update after this inaugural event.
Looking forward to a successful weekend of Network collaboration and enhancement.