Posted by: reefrescue | June 23, 2010

Key West ‘Army’ Prepares for Oil

CBS Report
Now that the ongoing oil spill is threatening the Florida coast, 4,000 Key West residents volunteered to help if and when the oil reaches. Florida Keys residents may be slow to anger and quick to go fishing, as a people, they are placid as the water. But, now there’s a call for the laid-back to stand up.

A few weeks ago Dan Robey started recruiting volunteers for if and when the oil ever reaches here. Four thousand people have signed up.

“We are now the largest volunteer organization in the Florida Keys,” Robey said.

It’s a devoted army, too.

Hundreds of retirees, boat captains and drag queens showed up for the CBS interview to tell why the Keys will not go quietly.

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