On Saturday February 13, 2010, Florida residents and tourists will be going to a number of beaches across the state to do a beach clean up and hold hands to show a united front to protect Florida's beaches against oil drilling during the 'Hands Across the Sand' event.
According to the event's website:
"This is an opportunity to show your 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. 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."
To learn more about this important event/issue, please visit their website. If you'll be participating, please make sure you have registered on their website for the event on 2/13.
Give a Day, Get a Day volunteer program, where you can get a free one day pass to any Disney theme park by volunteering for one of the programs listed on their site. Search for the event and sign up here: http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/disneyparks/en_US/WhatWillYouCelebrate/index?name=Give-A-Day-Get-A-Disney-Day (Search for the event under the 'Animals and Environment' category.)
We will hold the next meeting of the 'Love Tourists Not Drilling' alliance for the 'Hands Across the Sand' event planning this coming Wednesday, January 13th at 7pm. The meeting will be held at the offices of Repower America, 146 2nd St N, St. Pete. We will be finalizing the Pinellas and other Tampa Bay area beach locations for the Hands event (Saturday, February 13th), will review our online and other resources and finalize outreach to our various groups. We expect a very full house so please RSVP if you are coming. Thanks and hope to see you Wednesday and on Saturday, February 13th. Contact Cathy Harrelson: firstname.lastname@example.org