Volusia Flagler Chapter

The Volusia/Flagler Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation was founded in 2008 and spans the entire coastline of Volusia and Flager counties in Florida. Our mission is the protection and enjoyment of oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. More Details
May 5, 2014

Hands Across the Sand

Joining hands is a powerful way to say NO to offshore drilling and YES to clean energy!

This movement is not about politics — it is about the protection of our coastal economies, oceans, marine wildlife and fisheries.  The accidents that continue to happen in offshore oil drilling are a threat to all of the above.  Expanding offshore oil drilling is not the answer; embracing Clean Energy is.

WHEN:  SAT, MAY 17TH 10AM BEACH CLEAN-UP / 12:00-12:15pm JOIN HANDS

LOCATION 1:  HARTFORD AVE BEACH APPROACH, DAYTONA BEACH(1825 N. A1A) HARTFORD HAS SOME PARKING SPOTS BUT IS A CLOSED BEACH RAMP. IF YOU WANT TO PARK ON THE BEACH, USE SEAVIEW OR WILLIAMS.

LOCATION 2:  FLAGLER AVE BEACH APPROACH, NEW SMYRNA BEACH. PARKING AVAILABLE IN LOT OR ON BEACH (TIDE PERMITTING).

WHO:  SURFRIDER VOLUSIA-FLAGLER CHAPTER – LOOK FOR THE SURFRIDER FLAGS!

Please try to wear a black shirt/tank to represent drawing a line against dependency on oil/fossil fuels (the new Chapter shirts are fine too).  We are gathering on the beach and “Drawing a line in the Sand” against Offshore Drilling, Deepwater Drilling, Seismic Testing, Keystone XL Pipeline, Tar Sands & Mountain-Top Removal Mining and Hydraulic Fracturing…and EMBRACING Clean-Energy!  We encourage everyone to not buy/bring plastic water bottles and to keep this (and all) events minimum waste.  We’ll have water/Gatorade on hand for you to fill your reusable container.  We plan on only leaving footprints in the sand!

The Volusia-Flagler Surfrider Chapter will meet at 10am for a Beach Clean-Up.  Then we’ll meet on the sand by our tent at 11:45 and join hands at 12pm. 

STEP 1 – Go to the beach by at least 11 AM in your time zone, rain or shine.

STEP 2 – Join hands for 15 minutes starting at 12:00 PM in your time zone forming lines in the sand against oil drilling in your coastal waters. Yes to clean energy.

STEP 3 – Leave only your footprints.

  1. Use only approved beach accesses and parking.
  2. Create as long a line or as many lines as you wish.
  3. Be courteous and respectful to those who disagree with your view.
  4. Please steer clear of bird nesting areas
  5. Please steer clear of sea turtle nesting areas
  6. Please respect any flora and fauna during your event and leave nothing but footprints.
  7. …enjoy yourself, it’s the beach!

www.handsacrossthesand.com

For more info email:  chair@volusia.surfrider.org

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