Red River Clean Up - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Red River Clean Up

Clusters of trash can be seen for miles along the Red River Bed by Waurika Bridge. This is a direct result of visitors not picking up after themselves, after spending the day riding four-wheelers and grilling in that area.

On Sunday morning, Patterson's Dodge, Eddie Hills Fun Cycles and Four Wheel Performance teamed up to host the Red River Clean U. Over 60 volunteers from the off-roading community came out to help out with the cleaning process. Within the first 45 minutes of the clean up, they filled over 36 large trash bags.

"We see mainly bottles, plastic bottles, food containers, a little bit of left overs from Fourth of July. We've seen fireworks… just a little bit of everything" said Clean up Organizer Brad Rodgers from Patterson Dodge.

Volunteer David Hamilton and his family were out since 8:30 in the morning to help pick up the trash. Hamilton says he was overwhelmed with the dirtiness of the river bed.

"I feel bad, I really do. It makes me feel bad because unfortunately society now and days doesn't really care about the environment. It's really sad… it really is" he said.

Organizers say a big part of this event is to raise awareness.

"It's not just coming up here and cleaning everything up. It's about awareness to let people know when they come out here to take it with them. We put it on the back of our shirts that says ‘Haul it in, haul it out'" said Rodgers.

As participants work had to reduce the debris, they are stressing the importance of being responsible and picking up the trash.

"It's good that we clean up so we can keep this place and have a lot of fun here" said volunteer Erick Sanchez.

Organizers of the event have formed a group called the "Red River Offroad Club". Their mission is to raise more awareness and hope to hold more clean ups in the future.

Their information can be found on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Red-River-Offroad-Club/616122288420403


Cynthia Kobayashi, Newschannel Six.

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • Texas gang member executed for killing girl, grandmother

    Texas gang member executed for killing girl, grandmother

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 12:55 AM EDT2018-04-25 04:55:40 GMT
    Wednesday, April 25 2018 10:12 PM EDT2018-04-26 02:12:19 GMT
    (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP). This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Erick Davila. Attorneys for the Texas death row inmate want the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his scheduled execution this week fo...(Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP). This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Erick Davila. Attorneys for the Texas death row inmate want the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his scheduled execution this week fo...
    Attorneys for a condemned Texas prisoner are asking the US Supreme Court to halt his execution for killing a young girl and her grandmother in 2008.
    Attorneys for a condemned Texas prisoner are asking the US Supreme Court to halt his execution for killing a young girl and her grandmother in 2008.
  • Trump lawyer says he'll plead the Fifth in porn actress case

    Trump lawyer says he'll plead the Fifth in porn actress case

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 7:08 PM EDT2018-04-25 23:08:55 GMT
    Wednesday, April 25 2018 10:10 PM EDT2018-04-26 02:10:48 GMT
    Michael Cohen appears in front of members of the media after a closed door meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee last year. (Source: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Michael Cohen appears in front of members of the media after a closed door meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee last year. (Source: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

    President Donald Trump's personal attorney says he'll exercise his constitutional right against self-incrimination in a lawsuit brought by a porn actress who said she had an affair with Trump.

    President Donald Trump's personal attorney says he'll exercise his constitutional right against self-incrimination in a lawsuit brought by a porn actress who said she had an affair with Trump.

  • Macron resists Trump's 'America first' in speech to Congress

    Macron resists Trump's 'America first' in speech to Congress

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 11:30 AM EDT2018-04-25 15:30:41 GMT
    Wednesday, April 25 2018 9:51 PM EDT2018-04-26 01:51:03 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). French President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he is introduced before speaking to a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 25, 2018.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). French President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he is introduced before speaking to a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    French President Emmanuel Macron extolled the "special bond" between the United States and France during his speech in front of a joint meeting of Congress.
    French President Emmanuel Macron extolled the "special bond" between the United States and France during his speech in front of a joint meeting of Congress.
Powered by Frankly