Nassau Sierra Joins Oil Drilling Protest

Make a statement against the Gulf oil spill and the potential of offshore oil drilling off the coast of Amelia Island.

Nassau Sierra Joins Oil Drilling Protest

Nassau Sierra Joins Oil Drilling Protest

On June 26, the international demonstration against offshore oil drilling, “Hands Across the Sand,” will be sponsored here by the Nassau Sierra Club. Participants will meet at Main Beach (Atlantic and Fletcher) at 11:30 a.m. and at 12 noon join hands in a line across the beach, a metaphorical and actual line in the sand.

“Hands Across the Sand” is a movement of people from all walks of life and political affiliations. This movement is about protection of our oceans, marine wildlife, marshes, fishing industry and coastal economies. It is designed to share knowledge, energies and passion for protecting all of the above from the devastating effects of oil drilling.

The Movement Started in Florida on Feb. 13 with a statewide gathering against oil drilling. Thousands of Floridians representing 60 communities (including Fernandina Beach, Yulee and Callahan) and more than 90 beaches joined hands to protest the efforts by the Florida Legislature and the U.S. Congress to lift the ban on oil drilling in the near and off shores of Florida. Florida’s Hands Across The Sand event was the largest gathering in the history of Florida united against oil drilling.

Offshore Oil Drilling Changes Lifestyles

Offshore Oil Drilling Changes Lifestyles

It has since morphed into an international event with peaceful gatherings of people around the globe planned for the fourth Saturday in June. Please join us in making a statement against the Gulf oil spill and the potential of offshore oil drilling off the coast of Amelia Island.

For further information about Hands Across the Sand, go to their website.

Nassau Sierra will also be holding a small memorial to the 11 people killed on the BP drilling rig. A moment of silence punctuated by the tolling of a ship’s bell 11 times.

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