The oil spill in the Gulf will certainly impact historic sites. Roper is at St.Sugustine now for LAMP's field school. She might go to the Gulf afterwards, if there is some way IMH can help assess sites and protect them from the spill.
Anyone interested in helping in this emergency by field work, funding, research, outreach, or otherwise, please contact IMH through the website or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!