On Saturday June 25TH, people gathered on Anna Maria Island Beaches to become part of this years “Hands Across The Sand” global event to oppose offshore oil drilling, and to promote clean energy alternatives for our planet. The picture above was taken near the 52nd Street beach access, and was coordinated by Holmes Beach resident Pete Gross.
Hands Across the Sand is a movement made of people of all walks of life and crosses political affiliations and the borders of the world. This movement is not about politics — it is about the protection of our coastal economies, oceans, marine wildlife and fisheries. The accidents that continue to happen in offshore oil drilling are a threat to all of the above. Expanding offshore oil drilling is not the answer; embracing Clean Energy is. Hands across the sand is worth checking into for the good of our coastal communities.