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“I’m the fourth generation living here at the beach, and I have two young kids I want to raise here. When I found out that the oil might make it’s way over here, I just had this feeling like, ‘not if I can do anything to help it’. Then I chose Facebook because it was free, simple and an easy way to connect with people here.” -Erin Rodriguez, founder of Protect Our Beach!
She found this information after emailing city officials to let them know about the formation of the group. They have thanked her for her offer of help should the need arise, and passed her name onto those who will be dealing more closely with any outreach into the community.
After forming the group, and enlisting followers, she was able to publicize an event, Hands Across the Sand in partnership with The Ripple Effect Group. They posted about the event on June 24, and the actual event was held at noon on June 26.
The group is now planning a possible beach clean-up for July 5, an event which will also be somewhat impromptu, and Erin Rodriguez says they will once again rely on the speedy nature of social media to help them pull together the event, as well as the cooperation of local businesses and word of mouth.