Don't Trash, Treasure Your Local Beach this Summer

South Padre Island TMs tranquil beaches are the home to a delicate balance of wildlife that we need to protect as much as we enjoy.

This summer, the city has implemented a new initiative called Treasure it, Don TMt Trash It, in hopes of getting visitors to cut down on the litter.

Alita Bagley with the SPI council says some of the most common items left behind include cans, plastic bottles, chairs, toys, Styrofoam, and paper.

Code enforcement officers will be out in full force handing out citations to patrons that do not comply.

Fines for littering can range up to $2,000.