Hands Across The Sand

With the threat of offshore drilling on the horizon for many Floridian beaches, environmental organizations including The Surfrider Foundation, Audubon of Florida and Defenders of Wildlife are joining together and organizing a day for beach lovers to show their protest to oil exploration off of our coastlines.

On February 13th people will be gathering all over the state of Florida to peacefully display our opposition to offshore oil drilling.
In St. Augustine we’ll be gathering at the St. Augustine Pier at 1:00

What To Do On…
February 13, 2010

STEP 1 Go to the beach at 1:00 PM Eastern/12:00 PM Central Time for one hour, rain or shine.

STEP 2 At 1:30 PM EST/12:30 PM CST, join hands for 10 minutes forming lines in the sand against oil drilling in our coastal waters.

STEP 3 Leave only your footprints.

Learn more about the dangers of oil drilling by visiting any of the links below:


In the near future the Citizens of Florida will have an opportunity to show their opposition to oil drilling as close as 3 to 10 miles off our coast. This movement will be made of people of all walks of life and will cross political affiliations. This movement is not about politics; it is about protection of our shoreline, our tourism, our valuable properties and our way of life. Let us share our knowledge, energies and passion for protecting our waterways and beaches from the devastating effects of oil drilling.

Hands Across The Sand…
We are Protesting to Protect

Hands Across The Sand is devoted to protecting our coastline and waterways from the devastating environmental effects of oil exploration and support industries.

Mission Statement

  1. To raise awareness about pending Florida legislation to drill for oil in our coastal waters.
  2. To organize a statewide coastal movement to protest this legislation. This protest will bring thousands of Florida’s citizens to our beaches and will draw metaphorical and actual lines in the sand; human lines in the sand against near shore oil drilling in our waters. This event will be held on Saturday February 13, 2010.
  3. To convince our Legislators and Governor to drop any and all Legislation that would allow this folly.


1 Comment

  1. Best wishes for the protest. Hopefully the mega eco-devastation caused by a three week spill up in the NW of Australia (where the whale sharks visit!) might aid the cause against offshore drilling.

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