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 18TH 10AM MEETING & CHAPTER ELECTIONS / 10:30AM BEACH CLEAN-UP / 12:00-12:15pm JOIN HANDS
WHERE: HARTFORD AVE BEACH APPROACH, DAYTONA (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.
WHO: SURFRIDER VOLUSIA-FLAGLER CHAPTER – LOOK FOR THE SURFRIDER FLAGS!
Please try and wear a black shirt/tank to represent drawing a line against dependency on oil/fossil fuels. 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 some 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, conduct a short meeting and chapter elections. 10:30am we’ll do a Beach Clean-Up. Then we’ll meet on the sand by our tent at 11:30-11:45 and join hands at 12pm. Afterwards, we’ll grill up some beach dogs for everyone so bring a friend and come on out, it should be a fun day!
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.
- Use only approved beach accesses and parking.
- Create as long a line or as many lines as you wish.
- Be courteous and respectful to those who disagree with your view.
- Please steer clear of bird nesting areas
- Please steer clear of sea turtle nesting areas
- Please respect any flora and fauna during your event and leave nothing but footprints.
- …enjoy yourself, it’s the beach!
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