Polish sea resort giving sand away for free

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - July 27, 2012

Authorities say the pure, light sand in the town of Leba in the country's north is up for grabs to everyone - from toddlers to construction companies - after moving dunes in the Slowinski National Park started to clog up the beach and local waterways.

Leba tourism official Pawel Dabrowski said Thursday that the sand is getting into a canal leading into the town's picturesque port, and constantly needs to be dredged out at high cost.

He says the sand is for free, except for a 82 zloty ($24) administrative fee for trucks.

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