One woman cleaning up huge piles of trash in Gold Hill is asking for the community’s help

Gold Hill, Ore. — Julie Longanecker has lived in Gold Hill for the past 25 years. But in the past five years she noticed something. Piles and piles of trash, scattered along Upper River Road.

Julie told NBC5 News that she doesn’t mind cleaning up the trash but she can’t do it alone anymore.It’s breaking her heart.

Longanecker says, “I don’t know why people come out here and trash it. I don’t understand why they feel they have the right to go ahead because guess what I’m the one that cleans up your mess.”

NBC5 News Reporter Emily Biehl graduated from Chapman University with a Bachelor’s degree in Television and Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Leadership Studies.

Emily interned at KNBC in Los Angeles and was a reporter and Executive Producer for Chapman News, Orange County's only live newscast. She also recently produced a documentary about homelessness.

Emily loves baking, spending time with family and friends and telling people what animals they resemble!

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