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Hundreds of needles, gallons of waste removed from Springwater Trail over weekend

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

The cleanup efforts along the Springwater Corridor continued over the Labor Day weekend, with crews removing hundreds of needles and gallons of human waste.

Park rangers and Portland police patrolled the trail over the holiday weekend to continue letting people know they can no longer camp there.

By 9 a.m. Tuesday, the remaining three campers were moved from Lampert Field.

The city reported that the cleaning of the Lampert Field area led to the removal of more than 200 needles, more than three gallons of urine, one gallon of fecal matter, 16 propane tanks and three gallons of motor oil over the weekend.

A mattress, recliner chair and two other pieces of furniture were pulled from Johnson Creek.

In all, the weekend cleaning efforts filled two 40-yard dumpsters.

The city previously reported that 500 needles were collected from the Springwater Corridor camps during the first day of the sweep Thursday and another 1,000 were discovered Friday, including 16 removed from Johnson Creek.

Work will resume Wednesday. Depending on the progress, crews may move to the next phase of the sweep by focusing on Beggars Tick.

Once work is complete at Lampert Field, the city will end portable toilet and dumpster service in that area, and Portland Parks and Recreation will post signs indicating camping is prohibited.

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