Published: May 08, 2010 4:57 AM EDT

Fort Myers Beach, Fla - Lee County officials are asking residents to hit the beach and pick up trash.

The plan part of a series of things the county says residents can do in preparation of a possible oil strike.

Residents who own a boat can also register their vessel with BP and should oil wash ashore boaters could help contain it. BP has said it will pick up the tab for using people's vessels.

Lee EOC is up and running, but only monitoring the situation. The town of Fort Myers Beach says plans are in place should the oil slick travel south.

For people wanting to volunteer to work with animals covered in oil officials say you will have to wait. Only state and federal agencies offer the training and Southwest Florida is not among the counties where such training is being offered.