Digging not illegal, WEAR Channel 3, September 20, 2010:
I wanted to show you this sand castle out here that some one had abandoned and you can see that while they were building it, they encountered this, quite a few gooey tarballs out here on the Gulf Side Beach.
We were told last week, that doing something like this, building a sand castle, was illegal.
Pat Gonzales of US Fish and Wildlife: "You can not come out here and do your own investigation if you're looking for oil product." ...
Officer A. Negron of the National Parks Service: "It's a National Park. You can't dig." Thomas: "So no sand castles, none of that huh?" Officer A. Negron/National Parks Service: "That's correct."
Mark Scarbrough, Tourist: "Sounds like they got something to hide, doesn't it."
Cindy Scarbrough, Tourist: "I guess they're trying to hide it." ...MORE
WEAR report here.
Don't miss the body language/non-verbals of the head of the park near the end: