Hundreds of people – family, friends, strangers – took to the Sanibel Causeway Islands to lock hands and stand together united in drawing attention to ongoing water quality issues.
The Hands Along The Water event took place recently on Island B, organized in unison with similar events across the state.
The mission was to bring communities together and unite them in solidarity, putting differences aside to come together for one cause — defending water and wildlife.
About 400 people turned out for the island event. Participants, who were encouraged to wear blue or aqua to symbolize clean water, locked hands for 15 minutes to show a united front.
Additional plans are in the works as event organizers discuss their next move.
For more information or to stay up-to-date on upcoming events, visit the Hands Along The Water website at www.handsalongthewater.com or the Facebook page “Hands Along The Water.”