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The 2019 April clean-up had over 230 volunteers. Thank you to everyone who helped out!
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Thank you to everyone who assisted with the Bear Creek Stewardship Day spring clean-up! Between the nine check-in locations, we had 232 participants, picked up approximately 5,600 pounds of trash, and removed 1 acre of blackberry vines.

For a report on the last clean-up and how it has expanded over the past couple of years, click here.

Check back in the fall for details on the next clean-up.

Feel free to contact us with any questions you have.

Background

The Bear Creek watershed is the most urbanized area in southern Oregon. It is also one of the most water quality limited streams in Oregon. Urban runoff, low summer stream flows, and high summer water temperatures contribute to the poor water quality.

Bear Creek is also an important fish bearing stream with Chinook and Coho salmon and steelhead trout. This cleanup event is creating a local community based investment in keeping the Bear Creek corridor clean and keeping trash out of the stream.

The cleanup event is one part of a larger program of work by the city of Medford and its partners along Bear Creek. That larger program is:

- Enhancing the area near Hawthorne Park (murals on the viaduct pillars)

- Removing and controlling invasive plants such as Himalayan blackberry, restoring native trees and shrubs, and treating stormwater runoff

- Promoting and upholding public safety

Check out the photo gallery of the latest clean-up here!



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Sponsors

Ashland Food Co-op
City of Ashland
City of Central Point
City of Medford
City of Phoenix
City of Talent
Gordon Elwood Foundation
Jackson County Parks
Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District
Medford Food Co-op
Medford REI
Rogue Credit Union
Rogue River Keepers
Rogue Valley Council of Governments
SOLVE
Starbucks
StreamSmart

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