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Residents of Wenatchee homeless camp packing up, leaving

State forced them off land after complaint from BNSF Railway

WENATCHEE — With their three-day eviction notice expired and extended a day, residents of the George Sellar Bridge homeless camp on Monday dismantled their small community.

“Find another spot, man,” said Glenn Wilson, the camp’s volunteer manager. “That’s all you can do.”

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Glenn Wilson tears up Monday not knowing for sure where he will end up after leaving a large homeless camp just north of George Sellar Bridge in Wenatchee. The camp was the largest in Wenatchee in recent memory.

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Stephanie Brown struggles to push a shopping cart full of belongings out of the camp. She says she is moving into a friend's motor home in the Olds Station area.

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Christopher Leblank, left, hugs Glenn Wilson as they say goodbye at the homeless camp near the George Sellar Bridge on Monday. At far right is Maribel Welch with the state Department of Children, Youth and Families. Welch was helping Leblank connect with his young son.

Pete O'Cain: (509) 664-7152 or

on Twitter@peterocain

World News Editor

Pete O’Cain is a graduate of Central Washington University and served in the Marines Corps. He previously covered public safety and led The World's wildfire coverage.

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