[image-1]Prior to the event, Pinellas County elected officials will join with local businesses at noon to explain why Floridas coastal economy must now be protected in both Tallahassee an Washington. Among the speakers will be Pinellas County Commissioner Ken Welch, Senator Dennis Jones, Senator Charlie Justice, Rep. Rick Kriseman, Rep. James C. Jim Frishe, and St. Petersburg City Councilman Karl Nurse. This event will be held at 12 noon at the Sirata Beach Resort: 5300 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach.
Pinellas County Beach Locations:
St. Pete Beach:
Upham Beach- 7000 Beach Plaza
Tradewinds/Sirata- 5500 & 6000 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach
Public Beach- 4700 Gulf Blvd (across from Publix)
*There will be free parking at the St. Pete Beach County Park (on Gulf Blvd. north of 46th Ave., across from the Dolphin Village Shopping Center) until 2 pm for 'Hands' participants.
Treasure Island: (The Hands event takes place in conjunction with Mardi Gras Beach Midway behind the Bilmar Beach Resort, between the two access points.)
Bilmar Beach Resort- 10650 Gulf Boulevard (location of the 12 noon press conference with elected officials)
Public Beach- 11260 Gulf Blvd
Public Beach- 104 Gulf Blvd
Public Beach- 10th Ave and Gulf Way (north from The Hurricane Restaurant)
Fred Howard Park- 1700 Sunset Dr.
Archibald Park- 15200 Gulf Blvd.
Pier 60- off Causeway Blvd.
Ft. DeSoto Park:
North Beach Bird Sanctuary- 3500 Pinellas Bayway South, St.Pete (parking near shelter 6)
Indian Rocks Beach:
Public Beach- 1700 Gulf Blvd (across from Guppies Restaurant & 2010 Winterfest Event)
*Indian Rocks Beach County parking lot at 1701 Gulf Blvd. is offering free event parking.
Lassing Park- Beach Dr. SE at 18th Ave S.
Redington Shores Beach:
Public Beach: 18200 Gulf Blvd.
Public Beach- 5500 Shore Boulevard South (next to the Casino)
Morgan Dr. Beach access- Morgan Dr. and Gulf Blvd.
View the complete list of Florida beaches where events are scheduled: www.handsacrossthesand.org.
Directions to press conference at Siratas beachfront North Deck: Enter Sirata Beach Resort entrance, turn right, driving under registration portico. Right, then left past Avis building, another left to park near yellow wall with sign for north deck on left (beach access is on the right).