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Hands Across the Sand in Bradley Beach

Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014
Time: 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Presented by: New Jersey Chapter
Leader: Nicole Dallara - nicole.dallara@sierraclub.org
Location: Ocean Avenue and Brinley Avenue, Bradley Beach, NJ 07720, USA
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Join The New Jersey Sierra Club and The Jersey Shore Chapter of The Surfrider Foundation for Hands Across the Sand on Saturday May 17th in Bradley Beach! This is a yearly event to raise awareness about offshore drilling and the need for clean energy. Join hands with us at 12PM at the Brinley Avenue Beach in Bradley Beach to SAY NO to offshore drilling and YES to clean energy!

We are glad to be hosting Hands Across the Sand for the 3rd year in a row in Bradley Beach, who was the first town in New Jersey to pass a resolution banning the use of seismic testing off their coast! Seismic airguns are towed behind ships emitting thunderous blasts of pressurized air to look for oil and gas deposits. Seismic airgun testing will negatively impact marine wildlife and coastal ecosystems. According to the Department of Interior, proposed seismic blasting could injure or kill 138,000 whales and dolphins, including the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale.

More alarming is that seismic testing is the first major step toward offshore drilling, which could further harm the marine environment through leaks, oil spills and habitat destruction. Offshore drilling would also threaten our coastal communities, tourist economies, and fisheries.

Afterwards at 1PM unwind with a FREE beach yoga session hosted by a local yoga instructor.

FREE & open to the public! Feel free to bring family and friends! Make a difference and spend a day at the beach!