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Wenatchee homeless camp given 72 hours to relocate, residents say they don’t have anywhere else to go

WENATCHEE — Residents of a Wenatchee homeless camp who have had permission to be on state property next to George Sellar Bridge have been asked to leave.

The Washington State Department of Transportation, which owns the property the camp is on, gave the camp’s 40 or so residents a 72-hour removal notice about noon Thursday.

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Wenatchee Rescue Mission Executive Director Scott Johnson, left, speaks with Glenn Wilson, the unofficial manager of a large homeless camp near the George Sellar Bridge in mid-February.

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Camp residents have cleared most of the debris from the train tracks near the George Sellar Bridge. Glenn Wilson, the camp's volunteer manager, also helped clear the area and stressed that most of the debris was from individuals outside of the camp.

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The Washington State Department of Transportation has given residents of the George Sellar Bridge homeless camp on state property 72 hours to leave.



Sydnee Gonzalez: (509) 661-5216

gonzalez@wenatcheeworld.com or

on Twitter @sydnee_gonzalez

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