Eureka Police Department press release:

On Thursday, November 14, 2019, the Eureka Police Department’s Community Safety Enhancement Team (CSET), working in partnership with Eureka Community Services staff and UPLIFT Eureka participants, conducted a clean-up of several abandoned encampments in the greenbelt near the 2100 block of 1st Street, Eureka. During this collaborative operation, workers removed more than 1,700 pounds of trash. This clean-up operation was in response to citizen complaints concerning illegal drug use, disturbances, fires, and stolen property along with hazards to the environment, including a nearby marsh.

Along with these continued clean-up efforts, EPD and our community partners will continue striving to develop and implement strategies which ultimately improve upon or eliminate these issues through a thoughtful balance of accountability and outreach.