Stand in the Sand


 Stand in the Sand is back. Formed in response to the Gulf Oil Spill in 2010, Stand in the Sand gathered 1000 residents on West Beach to show our solidarity with our Gulf neighbors in response to that disaster. Now we're responding to the Refugio Spill as it has landed in our own back yard. A coalition of groups including GCC are hosting a parade on State St. on Sunday, May 31st. The Parade is dubbed The Stand in the Sand #SunshineParade, a community gathering and activation to "Stem the black tide and ride the green wave."

 Key Info:

  • The Rally at De La Guerra Plaza will start at 1pm, followed by a march/walk to West Beach, where we will reconvene to form a "human boom" to symbolically stem the rising black tide, linking arms at water’s edge. 
  • The Rally at West Beach will feature a number of speakers, including our president, Phil McKenna, to discuss oil response activities and our clean energy future.
  • Stand message points are positive in nature, seeking to heal, unite and build community
  • All participants are encouraged to arrive car free. A bike valet will be set up at DLG plaza. 

Please tweet about the event to invite everyone using the hashtag #StandInTheSand
and follow the new Gaviota Coast Conservancy feed: @GaviotaCoastC

Thanks for all your work in response to this spill. You are all heroes.


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  • Paul Petrich
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  • Nancy Black
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