This Saturday, May 19th, people all over the country will head to the coastlines to participate in the International Hands Across the Sand event.
Hands Across the Sand was invented 8 years ago to encourage clean energy and clean water. It's a day of action uniting coastal residents, business owners and beachgoers against offshore drilling according to Diane Buhler, organization founder. Thanks to Florida's multi-billion dollar tourism industry that is dependent upon our white sand beaches, the state is exempt from any U.S. offshore drilling. Still, many people participate in the event to show solidarity for our marine environment.
Four organizations in Palm Beach and Martin Counties are hosting the event along with a beach clean up at our local beaches. The Friends of Palm Beach will be at 108 Dolphin Road in Palm Beach at 9 a.m.; Boca Save our Beaches and 4Ocean will be at Spanish River Park in Boca Raton at 11 a.m.; SurfRider Froundation will host the event at the Juno Pier in Jupiter at 8 a.m.; and the Florida Oceanographic Society will join at Stuart Beach at 11:45 a.m.
Join the community and the world to clean our beaches and show our partnership in keeping our oceans safe for marine life. For more information about Hands Across the Sand, click here.