Mid-Atlantic Oil Spill: Are We Ready?

Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront
5700 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA
Friday, March 29, 9 am- 5 pm

In May 2017, 94,000 gallons of jet fuel spilled at the Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach. How prepared are we if a major oil spill occurs in the Mid-Atlantic? What impacts would that have to tourism, the seafood industry, and community health?

This workshop — Mid-Atlantic oil spill: Are we ready? — is part of a national series designed to engage coastal communities that can be affected by oil spills and hear about their needs and concerns. It is designed to bring together community members and experts in emergency management, health, and the environment to discuss what oil spills in our region mean to the health, economy, and well-being of our community and to set priorities for action to address these issues.

This is a free event with no registration fee. Lunch will be provided! We are able to provide limited travel assistance. If needed, please fill our registration form and indicate what you need by Feb 19th. Please RSVP, register, and book your hotel room by March 4th. You can do this by calling the hotel directly at 1-800-365-3032 and say you are part of the Mid-Atlantic Oil Spill Workshop for the room rate of $89/night.

Can’t join us, but still want to weigh in with your concerns and priorities for action? Visit our community survey here.

Questions? Contact Michelle Covi (mcovi@odu.edu) at 757-683-6598. To view or download a flyer, click here. To see the agenda, click here.

Feature image: Virginia Beach from above, courtesy of the United States Army Corps of Engineers