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Salt Lake County camping cleanups come under scrutiny and spark conflict as winter approaches

As they prepared Wednesday afternoon for the Salt Lake County Health Department to conduct a cleanup at their encampment the next morning, the campers at Taufer Park were frustrated.

In a few hours, they knew county officials would descend on the area, police in tow, and ask them to move their tents and clear up their belongings while the officials picked up garbage and searched for needles and biowaste.

The campers worried they’d lose some important items in the process. But they also knew that in a matter of days or weeks, the next cleanup could push them out, again,

Officials deal with more than 200 people wild camping in Lake District | Lake District

More than 200 people have been caught wild camping in the Lake District, with 20 people fined for having a party on one of the fells and others lighting fires on summits.

The party took place on Saturday night on Catbells, one of the most popular hills in the Lakes, which offers panoramic views over Keswick, Derwent Water and Borrowdale.

It came after weeks of complaints from residents about rubbish left behind by visitors, including wheelie suitcases and tents abandoned on the fells.

Officials from the Lake District national park, the National Trust, Forestry England and Cumbria county council and

Officials deal with more than 200 people wild camping in Lake District | UK news

More than 200 people have been caught wild camping in the Lake District, with 20 people fined for having a party on one of the fells and others lighting fires on summits.

The party took place on Saturday night on Catbells, one of the most popular hills in the Lakes, which offers panoramic views over Keswick, Derwent Water and Borrowdale.

It came after weeks of complaints from residents about rubbish left behind by visitors, including wheelie suitcases and tents abandoned on the fells.

Officials from the Lake District national park, the National Trust, Forestry England and Cumbria county council