COCOA BEACH and CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida -- On Saturday August 4, 2012, there will be a "Hands Across the Sand" gathering in Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral in solidarity with events around the country which organizers say will raise awareness about the dangers of offshore drilling and call on leaders to end our oil dependence and move America into a clean energy future.
The Cape Canaveral event will take place at Cherie Down park and is organized by Shannon Roberts and Buzz Petsos. For more information, contact [email protected] or call 321-615-1855.
The Cocoa Beach event will take place at Lori Wilson Park and is organized by Tony Sasso. For more information, contact [email protected] or call 321-258-8217.
Both events will begin to gather around 11 a.m., followed by a human chain across the beach at noon where where participants will join hands for 15 minutes.
Hands Across The Sand was founded by Floridian Dave Rauschkolb in October 2009. Hands Across The Sand is endorsed by national environmental organizations including Sierra Club, Audubon, Surfrider Foundation, Oceana, Florida Wildlife Federation, Alaska Wilderness League, 350.org, 1 Sky, Friends of the Earth, Conservation Law Foundation, Cleanenergy.org, Florida Coastal & Ocean Coalition Save Our Seas, Beaches and Shores,Inc. Sunetric, Gulf Restoration Network.