Islands’ Oil Spill Association Offering Spill Response Training This Fall

Posted September 8, 2021 at 4:51 am by

The Islands’ Oil Spill Asso­ci­a­tion (IOSA) is offer­ing free oil spill response train­ing for inter­est­ed islanders in Octo­ber. Ses­sions will be held on Lopez, Orcas, and San Juan Island.

This half-day hands-on train­ing is intend­ed to give both new and exist­ing vol­un­teers an intro­duc­tion to basic response strate­gies and pro­vide a gen­er­al overview of the equip­ment and tools like­ly to be used. Train­ing will occur out­doors at var­i­ous shore­front locations.

  • San Juan Island: Sat­ur­day Octo­ber 9th / 8:30am – 1:00pm
  • Orcas Island: Sat­ur­day Octo­ber 16th / 8:30am – 1:00pm
  • Lopez Island: Sun­day Octo­ber 17th / 8:30am – 1:00pm

IOSA is a vol­un­teer orga­ni­za­tion that has pro­vid­ed a vital first line of defense for the islands, respond­ing to spills of all sizes since 1985.

IOSA vol­un­teers should be phys­i­cal­ly fit, able to work for long peri­ods out­side in inclement weath­er, be able to work and move in and around boats, and should enjoy work­ing as part of a team. Space is limited.

Reg­is­ter online here, or go to

Print­able posters announc­ing the train­ing are avail­able here: 8.5 x 11 and 11 x 17

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