The City of Laguna Beach continues to work with federal, state, and regional response entities to assess and mitigate the impacts from the 126,000-gallon oil spill affecting coastal Orange County and the City of Laguna Beach. Laguna Beach Marine Safety, Fire, Public Works, and Police personnel are all assisting with spill response efforts.
Currently, all City and Orange County beaches within the City of Laguna Beach remain CLOSED until further notice. The City is asking that all individuals remain clear of the beach and pay close attention to any closure or warning signs posted at or near beach areas.
For individuals with questions or concerns related to the oil spill, please see information below:
- Health related questions – Orange County Health Care Agency: (714) 834-2000
- Report oil-impacted wildlife concerns – Oiled Wildlife Care Network (877) 823-6926 and HB Wetlands & Wildlife website
- Volunteer clean-up opportunities – Please visit the Surfrider Foundation website
It is unclear as to how long the ocean and shoreline closure will be in effect, or how long the oil spill clean-up efforts will take. While the overall clean-up efforts are being led by the Coast Guard, in Laguna Beach, our local response efforts are focused on two main priorities: protecting the health and safety of our residents and visitors; and preventing ecological harm to our Marine Protected Area by mitigating the oil spill impacts on our precious coastline.