The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the oil plume on Thursday was 295 miles from St. Petersburg, with non-contiguous sheens and scattered tar balls closer. Winds are continuing to push it west, away from the Florida Keys. Gulf was added to the counties for which Gov. Charlie Crist has declared a state of emergency.
Tourism economic impact survey
The Monroe County Tourist Development Council is accepting online responses until Wednesday at http://www.fla-keys.com/oilspillsurvey.
When: 8:30-11 a.m. Saturday
Where: Boca Chica Beach
Wear: Closed-toed shoes, lightweight long pants and shirts, a bathing suit underneath
Provided: Water, tools, gloves, etc.
Directions: Around U.S. 1 Mile Marker 11, turn oceanside to Geiger Key Road at the Circle K, drive until the road ends.
Oiled wildlife response course
When: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Where: Florida Keys Community College, College Road, Stock Island
Cost: $100 per person
Prerequisite: Four-hour Marine Oil Spill Cleanup course
Information/Registration: Cathy Torres at 305-809-3250
BP claims offices
(8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily)
3706 N. Roosevelt Blvd., Suite H
7885 Overseas Highway
Florida Keys Environment Coalition
Oil spill trajectories/forecasts
Dept. of Environmental Protection
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
Hurricanes and oil spill fact sheet
•Report tar balls:
•Report oiled wildlife:
•Report oiled shoreline:
•Report fraud and gas price-gouging: 866-966-7226