Beach maintenance changes considered

Special to the PRESS

South Padre IslandThe South Padre Island City Council will consider changes to the beach maintenance policy at their April 4 meeting.

The current policy recognizes the need for balance between the ecological sustainability of local beaches and the importance of providing clean and safe beaches to the thousands of visitors who support the Island’s tourism driven economy.

Information on this matter can be found by visiting On the information bar, select “Helpful Info” and the information is located under “Beach Maintenance” and “Caring for our Coastline.” The local chapter of the Surfrider Foundation has also compiled helpful information that can be reviewed at, then click on the entry for March 29.

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