Saturday, August 23, 2008

Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project

I hope there was a good turnout for this today and that everyone had a good time while accomplishing some important work.

From mustlovespi on the SPI forum:

After a nationwide vote, America chose South Padre Island to become “barefoot friendly” this summer. This will be the last stop in the second year of the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project, a partnership between Barefoot Wine and the Surfrider Foundation to preserve America’s lake and ocean communities.

On the morning of Saturday, Aug. 23, the project's organizers will hold a dune restoration effort which helps alleviate erosion caused by both environmental and human factors, followed by a free celebration for volunteers will be held that evening at Tequila Sunset, featuring selections from Barefoot’s wine portfolio and a performance by musician Tristan Prettyman.

WHO: Barefoot Wine, flavorful and affordable wine and bubblies; South Texas Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the world’s oceans, waves and beaches
Tristan Prettyman, singer/songwriter, surfer and former model

WHAT: The Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project, now in its second year, aims to make beaches and lakes across America “barefoot friendly.” Surfrider Foundation and community volunteers will help to restore South Padre Island’s sand dunes that have faced erosion both before and after the recent Hurricane Dolly. Afterwards, volunteers 21+ are invited to attend a celebration featuring Barefoot wines, surf-inspired treats and a live musical performance from Tristan Prettyman.

More here and here from Waiting for the Next Swell.

Sand Sculpture via sandyfeet


Rob Nixon said...

172 Volunteers!!!

Joni said...

Good job!!

Education works!