Art project will be part of Hands Across the Sand

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Florida residents hold Hands Across the Sand on Treasure Island Beach to oppose oil and gas drilling. By Seán Kinane / WMNF News (May 2013).

Environmentalists who support clean energy, oppose dirty fuels and say no to offshore drilling will join Hands Across the Sand this Saturday at beaches in Pinellas County and elsewhere. The guest on WMNF News’ MidPoint, , Lisa Hinton is with Suncoast Sierra Club. She’s helping to organize Hands Across the Sand on Treasure Island this Saturday.

Listen to the segment here:

We also spoke with artist John Quigley, founder of Spectral Q, who will create an art installation.

The current Shell Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico — about 88,000 gallons have been spilled.

Hands Across the Sand Treasure Island, behind the Bilmar Beach Resort, 10650 Gulf Blvd, Treasure Island, Florida 33706.

Hands Across the Sand Indian Rocks Beach, Pinellas County 18th Ave Park.

Hands Across the Sand Tarpon Springs, Fred Howard Park.

More Hands Across the Sand events in Florida here.

Hands Across the Sand started before the BP disaster in 2010 and became pretty huge after that.

Later in the show we talked about another event coming up Saturday, March Against Monsanto. Watch or listen to that segment here.

Watch the WMNF News MidPoint segement previewing Hands Across the Sand 2016 here:

Here’s a link to previous WMNF News coverage of Hands Across the Sand.

Here’s info about how to bike from St.Pete to Hands. Below is how to bike from Tampa:

http://www.meetup.com/MacDill-Freewheelers/events/230955065/

 

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