I want to say thank you to everyone that has and is giving me the privilege to interview them for my documentary. The information that I have been able to glean so far has really opened my eyes to the depth and gravity of the issues in the Gulf Coast Region.
There are some amazing organizations that have stepped up during this crisis to give a helping hand to all of those that need it…from the environment, the marine and wildlife, the economy, the heritage of people that make their living off of the land and water, and the people that have gotten sick.
I was honored to sit down with an amazing woman from one of those organizations yesterday. Bonny L. Schumaker, Ph.D. is the President and Founder of On Wings of Care, Inc. which is a California non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to Saving Lives and Habitat. Here is the link to their website…http://www.onwingsofcare.org/. Please take the time to check out the website as there are some very informative videos and articles about the Gulf of Mexico and various other endeavors that Bonny’s organization is involved with.
In the last year and a half, Bonny has flown roughly 500 hours doing aerial imaging and wildlife spotting over the Gulf. She has flown chemists, geologists, geophysicists, physicists, wildlife biologists as well as a journalist or two so that they would have a bird’s eye view of what is happening in the Gulf.
Without the help of these organizations and various other grassroots groups, I do not believe that the public would have as much information about what is truly happening in the Gulf of Mexico and the coastal areas of the Gulf since the explosion of BP’s Macando well on April 20, 2010.
Keep up the great work by educating and bringing awareness to the masses when the traditional means of news has for the most part failed us.