Surfriders oppose wall


SurfriderThe Surfrider Foundation South Texas Chapter sent a letter to the Cameron County Commissioners’ Court opposing a retaining wall that would be built at the north end of access 6.

Rob Nixon, Chairman of Surfrider South Texas, said his organization is against the construction of a wall because it would cause a snowball effect.

“We want to keep the beaches public,” Nixon said.

The Surfrider Foundation South Texas Chapter responded with a letter to Cameron County Judge Carlos Cascos and commissioners who will be considering granting a variance on their own Beach and Dune Protection Plan to allow the development to continue.

“We are asking for the denial of the variance and the ordering of the immediate removal of the illegal retaining wall,” Nixon said.

Nixon credited those who have continued supporting the Surfrider Foundation’s mission of protecting and preserving oceans, waves, beaches and beach access for the public.

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