Maui event draws line in the sand expressing opposition to offshore drillingJune 23, 2010, 12:08 PM HST · Updated June 23, 12:08 PM 0 Comments
Members of the Surfrider group on Maui will draw a line in the sand this weekend, symbolizing their opposition to offshore drilling. The “Hands Across the Sand” event is part of a larger global effort to stop near and offshore drilling.
The Maui event includes a rally and beach cleanup at two locations this Saturday, June 26th, 2010 at Baldwin Beach in Paia and Big Beach at Makena State Park. The event starts with an 11 a.m. check-in and petition signing. Then at 11:30 a.m., participants will draw a line in the sand, symbolizing their opposition to offshore drilling. At noon, participants will join their hands together for a picture spelling the word “YES” to clean energy. The event will conclude with a beach clean up at both locations.
Hands Across the Sand is a movement aimed at protection of coastal economies, oceans, marine wildlife, and fishing industry. One of the first events associated with the movement was a February 13, 2010 event in Florida in which thousands of people representing 60 towns at over 90 beaches, joined hands to protest efforts by the state legislature to lift the ban on oil drilling near and off shore from Florida.