Holding hands in solidarity to defend water and wildlife. #HandsAlongTheWater
From the Hands Along the Water Facebook page:
On Sunday, August 12 at 10am, citizens will peacefully come together as one. By locking hands we will show that we do not, and will not, stand for our beautiful beaches, wildlife, homes and livelihoods to continuously be destroyed and impacted by the water released from Lake O.
At 10:00 am we will gather and then we will lock hands at 10:15 for 15 minutes all across the beaches of this beautiful state- East Coast and Gulf Coast; North to South. At the end we will all raise our arms up to the sky, hand in hand, to show love to our wildlife, water, beaches, Mother Nature and one another. Join us in our peaceful movement. Can you give 15 minutes of your time to make an impact?DAY OF: Please give yourself enough time to find parking. We will be locking hands at 10:15 sharp for 15 minutes.
1. Wear a mask if you are concerned about your health/immune system.
2. Wear shoes on the beach.
3. Wear a blue/aqua colored shirt.
4. Please bring water in a reusable bottle.
5. Do not bring signs, banners, etc. as we don’t want any trash left behind.
6. For the safety of your pets please leave them at home.
Red tide and toxic algae pose a risk to animals brought to the beach and can affect those that ingest the algae. Please leave your pets at home. Wear shoes when walking on the sand. This will help prevent puncture wounds from the spines or bones of dead fish.
This is a family event, being held by volunteers along the coasts. This event is not being sponsored by any organization. There will be no money or donations being collected, and we will not be promoting any one organization. We are locals that want our beaches back and to save marine life.
The official Facebook event page can be found HERE. On that page, there are additional links to local beaches, so you can get info for where you live.