BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — About 800 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, Dave Edmonds is struggling to remind people about the BP oil spill.
There aren’t many magazine covers with photos of oil-drenched birds now that BP has capped its massive gusher at the bottom of the sea. People aren’t looking online for information about the historic spill like they were a few weeks ago.
So Edmonds, who lives on the Delaware coast, has started a nonprofit organization to keep the disaster on people’s minds with a website and social networking campaign.
“Awareness has dropped. People don’t really care about the people who were affected. They don’t care about the fish life,” said Edmonds, founder of Taking Back the Gulf.
You can donate directly to Surfrider’s Emerald Coast chapter to assist in their water testing efforts here.