LETTER TO THE EDITOR: I would like to see the TDC and or county start a comprehensive media campaign condemning this behavior and offering solutions.

It’s time we get serious about trash and litter on our beaches.

The TDC (Tourist Development Council) likes to use the hook line, “The World’s Most Beautiful Beaches.” But, guess what? They’re not.

The sand is littered with all kinds of plastic, paper and cigarette butts. People are messy.

The Gulf of Mexico has it’s share of trash, too. This is evident when a high surf creates a flotsam line on the beach. A line of wet garbage forms in the sand when the tide recedes. It’s disgusting. Eventually, this has to affect tourism.

Most people agree this is a problem but nobody does anything about it. The perpetrators are hard to catch in the act. Apathy has set in.

Therefore, I would like to offer a possible first step.

I would like to see the TDC and or county start a comprehensive media campaign condemning this behavior and offering solutions. It would be nice to see some billboards and fly by banners carrying the message to keep our beaches and waters clean. Social media could be a big help. The Chamber of Commerce would probably want to get on board. And, if asked, I’m sure the schools would want to get involved.

This could be a popular movement. Let’s make this issue a part of our daily conversation, again.

Dean Sadowski, Miramar Beach