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Dec 2, 2010-- Leanne Sarco, a ranger at Grand Isle State Park located on a barrier island off the coast of Louisiana, remembers the day she discovered oil in her lagoons, after the April 20 explosion of a BP oil rig. While countless government, university and wildlife organizations drew up plans to solve the litany of complex problems created by the huge spill, Ms. Sarco thought small. She decided her best contribution was to collect, wash, and release into safer waters hermit crabs, the most neglected creature in the area. She assembled a small army to help and with the help of Facebook, turned her small army into about 150 volunteers from as far away as California and Quebec. To date, they have collected about 7,000 crabs, scrubbed them of oil, and released them into a saltwater marsh about 15 miles inland. And the help has "really saved [her] from quitting." (2007 reads)


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