Bobbie Lee Gruninger tells people to spread out and hold hands along the shore of Bonita Beach on Saturday during Hands Across the Sand, a worldwide event held in protest of offshore drilling. The event took place in 34 countries and 730 separate places in the United States according to Gruninger, the Bonita Springs event organizer. 'The madness has to stop,' said Gruninger. 'We're devastating our environment, wildlife is dying, water is being polluted - we need to push the government toward clean energy and off dirty fuels.' Two petitions were being passed around at the event - one that will be sent to President Barack Obama asking for clean energy in 20 years and another for local volunteers to help with cleanup if the oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill comes to the shores of Southwest Florida. Lexey Swall/Staff

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Bobbie Lee Gruninger tells people to spread out and hold hands along the shore of Bonita Beach on Saturday during Hands Across the Sand, a worldwide event held in protest of offshore drilling. The event took place in 34 countries and 730 separate places in the United States according to Gruninger, the Bonita Springs event organizer. "The madness has to stop," said Gruninger. "We're devastating our environment, wildlife is dying, water is being polluted - we need to push the government toward clean energy and off dirty fuels." Two petitions were being passed around at the event - one that will be sent to President Barack Obama asking for clean energy in 20 years and another for local volunteers to help with cleanup if the oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill comes to the shores of Southwest Florida. Lexey Swall/Staff

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