On Saturday, June 26, the nation will join hands on beaches and in parks and cities all across America for Hands Across The Sand. We will stand united against the dangers that offshore oil drilling presents to our oceans and marine wildlife, fishing industries, and coastal economies.
Join Sierra Club Iowa Chapter members and others at Raccoon River Park in West Des Moines (map) at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 26.
What we'll do at the HAS Event:
- Go to the beach at 11 a.m. for one hour, rain or shine.
- Join hands for 15 minutes at noon, forming lines in the sand against oil drilling in our coastal waters.
- Leave only our footprints.
Hands Across The Sand's mission is to steer America's energy policy away from its current dependence on fossil fuels and towards clean energy. The aim is to convince our leaders to abandon expanded offshore oil drilling and adopt policies that encourage clean and renewable energy sources. To learn more about the organization click here.
"Americans are tired of letting oil companies like BP call the shots. We're hungry for leadership that will stand up to the oil industry and protect coastal communities and jobs. We're ready to move America off of oil and into a clean energy future," said Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune.
Thank you and I look forward to seeing you at Raccoon River Park.
Neila Seaman, Director, Sierra Club Iowa Chapter