FAIRHOPE, Ala. â€” The city of Fairhope is organizing a volunteer effort to help clean up the beaches from Marriottâ€™s Grand Hotel to just north of Sea Cliff Drive in Fairhope. Once the sheen hits the beaches all materials, including the sand, will become toxic. For this reason, it is imperative that we clean up as much debris as possible off the shoreline before the oil reaches the beach. Volunteers may call 929-1466 to sign-up. Volunteers will be given a specific area of the public beach that they will be responsible for cleaning and monitoring until the sheen comes ashore. Once that happens, the beaches will be closed and monitored by law enforcement or city officials.
Private property owners along the shoreline should also clean up the beach area in front of their property. It is also recommended that property owners retain any receipts for cleanup-related expenses and consider photographing their property (with time and date stamps) prior to the oil coming ashore. Property owners who may be disabled or elderly, should call 929-1466. The city will try to secure volunteers to help clean those areas.
For the most up-to-date oil spill information from the city, visit www.cofairhope.com and look for the link on the homepage. Updates to the page will be made daily.