WSDOT begins putting up fences around Camp Hope

SPOKANE, Wash. — The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has begun putting fences around the perimeter of Camp Hope.

This comes after WSDOT, Jewels Helping Hands, and people at Camp Hope helped clean up excess trash and rearranged RVs around the border of the camp.

WSDOT expects the fencing to be up and finished by Saturday.

The goal of this fencing is to regulate when people can come in and out of the camp, prevent site growth, deter violent people, and create a safer environment.

There will also be new rules, like a curfew for people inside the camp. Those that disagree with the new set of rules will be asked to leave.

WSDOT is now on its third step towards clearing Camp Hope. The first step was opening a shelter where occupants can go, the second step was establishing fencing around the camp, the third is finding housing and shelter for each resident, and fourth is closing and cleaning the land.

WSDOT is currently working on a timeline for its final steps and will notify the public once more information is available.

Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich says he plans for Camp Hope to be cleared out by mid-November.

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