Surfrider and Sierra Club host Hands Across the Sand event
By Chris Flood | Jun 06, 2015

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Members of the Delaware chapters of Surfrider and the Sierra Club join hands during the national Hands Across the Sand event, held in opposition to offshore drilling. Pictured are (l-r) Bruce and Damon Galm of Rehoboth, Surfrider event coordinator Dominic Ragni, Surfrider member Jules Jackson of Lewes, Surfrider vice chair Steve Myers, Surfrider members Melanie and Jay Liesener of Milton, Sierra Club member Peter Roe, Surfrider President John Doerfler and his son John John, Sierra Club member Amy Roe, Sierra Club member Laura Henderson, and Surfrider family Kyleigh, Sue, Erin and Dwayne Dunlap.

INDIAN RIVER INLET — Representatives of the Delaware chapters of Surfrider and the Sierra Club joined forces to celebrate Hands Across the Sand at Indian River Inlet May 16. The local event was part of a nationwide day-of-action effort. The focus was to show a united front against new offshore drilling and to promote clean energy.

In January, President Barack Obama announced offshore drilling will be allowed in the waters off the southeastern United States, The president’s proposal calls for opening the coastline areas of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia to oil leasing.

In addition to raising awareness, members of the two groups also spent about an hour picking up debris from the beach.

For more information go to surfrider.org or sierraclub.org.