Trying to keep things lighthearted has been a challenge lately, so I'll just provide a few links of good reading:
The American Birding Association "gulf" blog:
And a rebuttal to the "kill, don't clean oiled birds" argument:
If you've got time, there are volunteer options through National Audubon:
It looks like we'll be spending most of July and a few of the following months out in the Big Bend region, more details to come eventually.