Ravenna Woods encampment cleanup recap

Following multiple outreach visits, the City’s Navigation Team, a group of outreach workers and specially trained police officers, removed an unsanctioned encampment from the Ravenna Woods yesterday. A previous encampment in the same area was removed in July.

Before and after cleanup in the Ravenna Woods.

During inspection and outreach, the Navigation Team observed several large structures, excessive amounts of uncollected garbage and used hypodermic needles, human waste, rats and fire risks. Additionally, the encampment’s placement on a steep slope and near trees was causing damage to the physical environment, as well as risk to the campers themselves, who could be injured by falling limbs. These conditions, which pose risks to the public health and safety of the campers and the surrounding community led to remediation of the encampment. During encampment clean-up, team…

Original published: 2017-12-07 00:27:13 Read the full Seattle News here

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