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.
- 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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