The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation (LWFF) donated a camera package to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division that will be used to document sightings of oil and oiled wildlife in the gulf.
The foundation purchased a Nikon D90 DSLR that came equipped with a Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) attachment that the LDWF Enforcement Division will use to report coordinates of oil related sightings. The camera package was purchased for a total of $3,063 from Kadair's in Baton Rouge.
"This camera will be going into the field immediately on the coast to be used to document the oil spill from the air on our amphibious plane," said Col. Winton Vidrine, head of the LDWF Enforcement Division. "We can't thank the foundation enough for their timeliness in meeting this urgent request."
The LWFF is a non-profit public, charitable foundation, tax exempt under Section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The foundation was formed to provide a means for individuals and corporations to become partners with LDWF and the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission in the challenge of conserving Louisiana's wildlife and fish resources.
To make a contribution to the foundation, please visit www.wlf.louisiana.gov/foundation or call 225-765-5100. Donations can either be earmarked for oil spill causes, other specific purposes or for general usage by the foundation.
"Since the oil spill, we have received a lot of generous donations from almost every state and anywhere between $10 and $20,000. No donation is too small and they all add up," said Kell McInnis, LWFF's Executive Director. "The foundation was happy to assist LDWF with the purchase of this camera package and look forward to helping the department as they move forward with the oil spill response."
For more information, contact Kell McInnis at 225-765-5100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.