AUSTRALIAN Seabird Rescue president Marny Bonner and founder of the South Coast branch, Julie Clarke, will arrive in New Orleans in the next day or so to gather more information about if, when and where the organisation can assist in the rescue and release of seabirds affected by the oil spill.

Earlier last month, ASR contacted the Deepwater Horizon Response centre in America to offer assistance and since then, the organisation has received a number of training modules and communications from the response centre.

ASR has received local support and donations for this project.

Stay tuned to the live updates and links on the ASR website, www.seabirdrescue.org, on twitter (@seabirdrescue), or on facebook.

Marny will be giving a formal debriefing of her visit when she returns to Ballina early in July.

The Management Committee will then discuss their next step.

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