The Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder recently spoke to TV Fanatic about the ongoing recovery efforts in his native Louisiana and, of course, his hit CW series.
On where things stand in the Gulf: "It’s coming along. Everyone’s been so helpful. I think BP’s going to make it right. I know that the nurseries that we thought had been destroyed haven’t been destroyed, the marshes weren’t destroyed, which is great."
"With a lot of help from man, I think Mother Nature [will] bounce back. There’s going to be a lot of side effects. It’s too early to know. What we’re seeing right now, we have no idea what’s lurking under the surface or what’s going to happen next year."
On how people can get involved: "I am putting together a foundation that’s going to work in conjunction with a bunch of other foundations that will be very, very focused on going into that region, and helping. A great deal."
"The National Wildlife Federation, the RDC, are involved in what’s going on. Right now, there needs to be a solid go-to place in order to help, and that’s what I’m literally working on as we speak. I’m not even kidding. Keep up and support these people."
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