Sun, Aug 12 | Florida


The mission of #HandsAlongTheWater is to stand in solidarity all across our state to defend water and wildlife, and demand change.
Registration is Closed

Time & Location

Aug 12, 2018, 10:00 AM
Florida, Florida, USA

About The Event

What if 5,000 or 10,000 of us

linked hands one morning on the beaches from Coast to Coast? We'd be on every TV station in the country. Do you have 15 minutes to spare for our beaches and wildlife?

(EXPAND these details to see the local events listed BELOW)

Holding hands in solidarity to defend water and wildlife. #HandsAlongTheWater

On Sunday August 12 at 10am we want you to join us as we peacefully come together as one. By locking hands we will show that we do not, and will not, stand for our beautiful beaches, wildlife, homes and livelihoods to continuously be destroyed and impacted by the water released from Lake O.

At 10:00 am we will gather and then we will lock hands at 10:15 for 15 minutes all across the beaches of this beautiful state- East Coast and Gulf Coast; North to South. At the end we will all raise our arms up to the sky, hand in hand, to show love to our wildlife, water, beaches, Mother Nature and one another. Join us in our peaceful movement. Can you give 15 minutes of your time to make an impact?

DAY OF: Please give yourself enough time to find parking. We will be locking hands at 10:15 sharp for 15 minutes.


1. Wear a mask if you are concerned about your health/immune system.

2. Wear shoes on the beach.

3. Wear a blue/aqua colored shirt.

4. Please bring water in a reusable bottle.

5. Do not bring signs, banners, etc. as we don’t want any trash left behind.

6. For the safety of your pets please leave them at home.

We are not medical professions and cannot give medical advice. We simply suggest that you keep your health and immune system into consideration when choosing to attend this event. We will be on public beaches at your own risk. If you choose to stay home, you can help us by making calls or writing letters during this time. Red tide and toxic algae pose a risk to animals brought to the beach and can affect those that ingest the algae. Please leave your pets at home. Wear shoes when walking on the sand. This will help prevent puncture wounds from the spines or bones of dead fish.

This is a family event, being held by volunteers along the coasts. This event is not being sponsored by any organization. There will be no money or donations being collected, and we will not be promoting any one organization. We are locals that want our beaches back and to save marine life. We assume no responsibility. You are participating at your own risk.

📸For each local event we are looking for a few volunteers to take photos with their cameras and drones. If you are willing to do this please contact the host of your event’s location.

Events for individual beaches will be posted here:

Sarasota Event Page

Fort Myers Beach



Bonita Beach



Cape Coral

St. Pete Beach

Fort Lauderdale


John’s Pass

Clearwater Beach

Cocoa Beach

Beverly Beach

Lake Worth Beach

Treasure Coast

Vanderbilt Beach (A second Naples event)

Anna Maria

Manasota Beach

Marco Island

Wabasso Beach


St. Augustine


Indian Rocks Beach

Shell Point Beach

St. George Island

Hernando County

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Hands Along The Water | 2018