Protesters joined hands across the sand on Feb. 13, 2010, to tell Florida and US legislators to vote against drilling for oil off the coast of Florida. Especially important are the quartz crystal sand beaches of the panhandle, known as the Emerald Coast for its quality and beauty. About 20 people gathered here near Eastern Lake, a rare Coastal Dune Lake that is sometimes open to the Gulf of Mexico. It is located about three miles east of Seaside.
This event was organized by Dave Rauschkolb of Bud & Alley's restaurant in Seaside, FL.