Hands Across the Sand Jacksonville Beach

Hands Across the Sand Jacksonville Beach-

Meet on the NORTH side of the Jacksonville Beach Pier. Bring your surfboards and paddleboards to join our paddle out at noon!

Say NO to offshore oil exploration and the oil rigs off our beaches that it could lead to, and say YES to clean, renewable energy for Florida’s future! Join us on the North side of the Jax Beach pier for this annual event where lovers and protectors of oceans, beaches, and marine life gather to make their voices heard to urge our elected officials to protect our coasts.

We will join hands along the shoreline forming both a physical and metaphorical line in the sand, standing up for marine life, healthy oceans, clean beaches and thriving coastal economies. There will be a lineup in the water for surfers, boogie boarders and SUP’ers – so make sure to bring your board!

A beach cleanup organized by Sea Shepherd will begin at 9 a.m. with the main event starting at 11 a.m.

WHOOrganized by OceanaSurfrider Foundation First Coast ChapterSierra Club Northeast Florida GroupSea Shepherd Jacksonville and Beaches Go Green

WHEN:   

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Event schedule:                                                                   

11:00 Speakers and participants meet at tents on south side of the pier

11:30- 12:00 Press conference.

12:00- Participants form a line on the shoreline, surfers paddle out.

12:00- 2:15- Participants stay in line with signs and banners- photos, drone video.

12:15-12:30- Media interviews and photos.

WHERE:

Jacksonville Beach Pier, 501 First Street North, Jacksonville Beach.   Note: meet at the Oceana tent on the North side of the pier

 

 SPEAKERS:

·         Congressman John Rutherford

·         Chris Miller, office of Congressman John Rutherford

·         City Council Member Bill Gulliford, City of Jacksonville

·         Mayor Charlie Latham, City of Jacksonville Beach

·         Mayor Elaine Brown, City of Neptune Beach

·         Mayor Johnny Miller, City of Fernandina Beach

·         Other elected officials and business leaders TBC