Come out and show your support for our oceans.

From harmful algae blooms to seagrass dieoffs, many factors are contributing to the demise of our precious waterways and natural nautical resources. While the main event to bring awareness to these issues is to be held in Washington DC, there will be a series of sister events all over the United States.

Join us this Saturday, June 9th, in West Palm Beach for a day to wear blue and March for the Ocean. #MarchForTheOcean #M4Opbc isn’t just about the survival of our blue planet, it’s also about the fact that it’s not too late to turn the tide – to restore and protect what we love.

Details:

    Sat, June 9
    Waterfront Park
    Clematis St and Flagler Dr
    West Palm Beach, FL
    (easy access from Okeechobee Blvd exits off Turnpike or I-95)
    hi tide: 5:31am/ lo tide: 11:55am

The march is set to start at Waterfront Park at Clematis St and Flagler Dr.

Tentative Schedule:

    9:30a: GATHER at the waterfront park on Flagler Drive, between N Clematis St and S Clematis St, and between 2 city public docks (along the seawall).
    9:30 – 11:00a: FLOTILLA with kayaks & paddleboards. (Bring your own gear or rent on a first-come first-serve basis. Limited donated equipment might also be available. Experienced water-goers needed).
    9:45 – 10:45a: SPEAKERS representing a wide-range of voices that care for the ocean, including local government officials.
    10:45 – 11:15a: MUSIC performance by Cecilia St. King
    11:15a – 12p: MARCH towards the ocean (~ 1.9 mile each way), south along Flagler Dr, then east across the Okeechobee Blvd/ Lakeview Ave Bridge (Royal Park Bridge) to the ocean, and south to the beach entrance just north of Worth Ave, across from Chilean Ave.
    12 – 12:45p: Hands Across the Sand, and a beach cleanup at the Palm Beach Municipal Beach

Optional (to socialize before/ after main events):

    8:30 – 9:30a: Breakfast at E.R. Bradley’s, 104 S Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
    1 – 2:30p: Meet back at E.R. Bradley’s for an after-party.

Speakers:

    • Penni Redford, City of West Palm Beach Sustainability Manager
    • Paul Laura, Chair, Treasure Coast Democratic Environmental Caucus
    • Monica Mayotte, City of Boca Raton City Council Member
    • Dr. Charlie Gregory, Healthy Aquatics Marine Institute
    • Rebecca Harvey, City of Boynton Beach Sustainability Coordinator
    • Rabbi Barry Silver, activist, former FL House Representative
    • Diana Umpierre, AICP, Organizing Representative, Sierra Club
    • Kimberly Mitchell, Executive Director, Everglades Trust
    • James E. Carroll, Environmental Law Attorney

To read the full details of the event, check out the links below

Meetup.com/Resist-West-Palm-Beach/events/250250114

https://www.facebook.com/events/1703214326430703

Don’t forget to wear comfortable walking shoes, blue clothing, a shade cap or umbrella, ocean-safe sunblock, and carry a refillable canteen – this will be a plastic free march.

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