Ex-‘Nickelsville’ site update: Back for cleanup, ‘5S’-moving

The cleanup and moving operation at the former “Nickelsville” site is in its seventh day. Top photo is the view from the former parking-lot entrance. The parking lot itself is a hub of activity as the remaining “5S”‘s are moved – the “small simple sturdy sleeping structures” still standing on the east end of the site. Today is a day to try to get all 14 of them moved, the camp announced via Facebook, so we went back for these photos:

The forklift and trucks are vital to what they’re doing now – trying to get those structures to the new campsites in the Central District, Madison Valley, and Skyway.

As we reported Thursday, the city has fenced off the site; the mayor’s office confirmed that the former campers would have access through Friday to continue cleanup, but that’s apparently been extended – we’ll check back with them Monday.

4 Replies to "Ex-'Nickelsville' site update: Back for cleanup, '5S'-moving"

  • Citizen Sane September 7, 2013 (7:36 pm)

    I’ve been critical of NV in the past, but to be fair, it does look like whoever is doing the cleanup is doing a pretty good job of restoring the land to a good ‘pre-NV’ state.

  • JoB September 8, 2013 (8:35 am)

    kudos citizen sane
    for being fair..

  • jeff platt September 8, 2013 (11:44 pm)

    highland park is already seeing big improvements now that they are gone

  • 33Pete September 9, 2013 (6:31 am)

    Like citizen sane, I have been in the critical camp, and just have to say that NV did a good job of following through with clean up.

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