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CTX man asks for help cleaning up community attraction

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BELTON, TX (KXXV) -

Derek Mooney spent time Friday cleaning up Chalk Ridge Falls and he took to Facebook to encourage others to do the same.

"Ever since I was a kid my dad and my grandparents lived right down the road from this river so it was real accessible to me and I just grew up fishing and having fun on this river," Mooney said.

Chalk Ridge Falls, a place filled with happy memories for Mooney is now filled with trash.

"Me and a friend of mine Kristina Sanchez, we decided to come out here and go hiking one day and noticed just how bad the trash was," Mooney said.

From diapers to soda cans and even clothing the trails, once full of laughter for Mooney, are now full of frustration.

"Do a little bit of cleanup if you can. Our natural parks are really here for us and our enjoyment," Mooney said.

Mooney says he and his friend picked up five bags of trash over the weekend, but there is still more to be done so he is asking for your help.

"Some of my greatest memories were here growing up on this river so i would like the next generation to enjoy the same kind of bring up and just get out here and enjoy it and respect it," Mooney added.

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