The Florida Department of Transportation is battling a trashy situation along Gandy Beach. Garbage is piling up faster than it can be cleaned up.
St. Petersburg resident John Mathieu is concerned about making the shores safer and is helping with the trash. "This is something that shouldn't be tolerated," Mathieu said. He loves Gandy Beach and hates to see the sand and mangroves littered with garbage, like beer bottles, plastic bottles, cans and Styrofoam cups.