Cameron County announces new efforts to preserve sand dunes

2 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago Friday, May 20 2022 May 20, 2022 May 20, 2022 5:42 PM May 20, 2022 in News - Local

Signs warning drivers to stay off the dunes on South Padre island went up Thursday.

Augusto Sanchez, a natural resource engineer with Cameron County, said the dunes create a natural barrier against coastal erosion that can also result in damage to houses and roads.

Now, the county is warning the public that driving on the dunes is a Class C misdemeanor, punishable with a fine of up to $200.

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