San Jacinto cleanup day sees tons of trash removed from former homeless shelters in the river bottom

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Tons of trash is collected from a San Jacinto cleanup day from a number of former homeless camps found under the Park Street bridge and the flood control channel, Saturday, March 27. Valley News/Tony Ault photo
Riverside County Sheriff’s Department deputies, flood control crews, biologists and many volunteers worked almost all day Saturday, March 27, in the San Jacinto Creek channel and floodplain to clean up tons of trash, cars and other debris left behind in former homeless camps in the channel. Trash trucks, loaded with heavy equipment loaded up everything from children’s toys, chairs, tents and every kind of debris collected from under and less than a mile from the San Jacinto bridge on park street. The trash and debris has been left over several years from the homeless camping under the bridge and in the channel. Sheriff’s deputies using a dune buggy traveled up and down about a mile of the channel warning homeless camped there to pack up and leave or their makeshift homes would
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