Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Response H o w c a n I h e l p ? The best way you can help … continue being a good steward of our environment by properly disposing of trash when and after you visit our beautiful beaches and shorelines . From Boca Grande to Bonita Springs , Lee County has more than 50 miles of beach and 700 miles of coastline – it is important , for the environment , the economy and the aesthetics , to keep them free of man ? made trash / litter / debris . Other ways to help : Call the British Petroleum ( BP ) Volunteer Hotline at ( 866 ) 448 ? 5816 and submit your information . They’ll be in touch if ever needed . Sign up with a local volunteer organization ! For more information on our local volunteer organizations , call United Way 211 by dialing 2 ? 1 ? 1 . Be a Coast Watcher ! For more information on Volunteer Florida’s “ Coast Watch ” program , click here . If you have a boat , and you want to help … contact BP’s “ Vessel of Opportunity ” program at ( 281 ) 366 ? 5511 . Get more info here . Help make oil booms and spill mats ! Donate hair and fur clippings to the Matter of Trust organization . Watch their YouTube video or visit their website for more info . Note : There is a specific donation process to follow . Read their site carefully . Remember to S.A.V.E . ! For other useful information , visit www.VolunteerFloridaDisaster.org ! Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Response Frequently Asked Questions ( FAQs ) about Helping I want to help clean up oil , how can I sign up to volunteer ? Currently , Lee County Emergency Management is not seeking unaffiliated volunteers . However , you may submit your information to British Petroleum ( BP ) by calling their Volunteer Hotline at ( 866 ) 448 ? 5816 . They’ll take your information and get back with you if ever needed . Note : Oil is toxic ! There are some safety and health considerations when dealing with oil spills and only trained individuals should handle any oiled debris or animals – you should not attempt to clean impacted beaches / wildlife on your own . What is the best way I can help ? Currently , just continue to be a good environmental steward by properly disposing of trash when and after you visit one of Lee County’s beautiful beaches . From Boca Grande to Bonita Springs , Lee County has more than 50 miles of beach and it is important , for the environment , the economy and aesthetics , to keep them free of man ? made trash / litter / debris . I’ve got a boat , how can I help ? Submit your information to BP’s “ Vessel of Opportunity ” program by calling ( 281 ) 366 ? 5511 . As part of this program , vessels will be organized in 25 ? boat “ task forces ” that can be dispatched from numerous spots along the coast , and will be used to assist in a variety activities . To qualify for the program , operators need to meet several key requirements , and eligible vessels will be compensated for their assistance . For more information on this program , call ( 281 ) 366 ? 5511 . I’d like to report an oiled shoreline , who do I call ? Report oiled shorelines by calling ( 866 ) ? 448 ? 5816 . I’ve seen some oiled wildlife , who do I report this to ? To report oiled , injured or distressed wildlife , call ( 866 ) 557 ? 1401 . Where can I get more information on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Response ? You may obtain ongoing incident response information from the Deepwater Horizon Response website : www.deepwaterhorizonresponse.com . You may also follow the response on Facebook and Twitter . For local implications and activities , continue to monitor Lee County Emergency Management’s website , www.LeeEOC.com and stay tuned to local media .