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Residents gather to cleanup West Guth Park

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Posted at 1:25 PM, Jul 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-17 18:29:36-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — West Guth Park is facing cleanliness and sanitation issues and local residents are taking action.

This park is a favorite spot for families to spend time together but is also home to some of our area wildlife.

The park is located directly behind Tuloso-Midway Middle School. Local Families want a better environment for their kids and their community.

Amber Workman who started a volunteer Facebook page says, "Children here we want them to have a good time, but we also really don't want them to think that littering in our ponds or city parks is okay, because it's dangers to the life that does live here on a daily basis."

Residents want the bar raised not only for the sake of their kids, but for the animals in the community as well.

"Just yesterday we saw a turtle swimming with a Cheetos bag on him." Workman says.

The residents are hoping this message will take root.

"Everything helps you know, everyone doing their part, basically if you're coming to the park bring a trash brag, clean up the area, leave it better than you found it, it would be a big step forward." Rene Valle, local resident, says.