The 2019 April clean-up had over 230 volunteers. Thank you to everyone who helped out!
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Thinking of doing something for your community on September 28th?

Join us in an effort to give back to Bear Creek! This is a Stop Oregon Litter and Vandalism (SOLVE) sponsored stream clean-up event.

Location: Eleven check-in/out locations along the Bear Creek Greenway from Central Point to Ashland!

Time: 9 AM to 12 PM, September 28th, 2019, check-in starts at 8:30

All cleanup gear is being provided by SOLVE and their local partners at the registration/check-in booths.

The newest locations are located in Central Point at SORV/Expo Center and Talent at Wagner Park. Jackson County and its partners invite all community members to join them in an effort to keep Bear Creek clean! Creek clean.

The event is part of the Bear Creek Stewardship Day effort, a series of clean up events along Bear Creek in the cities of Ashland, Talent, Phoenix, Medford and Central Point. The event is sponsored by SOLVE, a non-profit organization, as part of their Adopt-A-River Program.

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

Feel free to contact us with any questions you have.


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

Click here
to sign-up by
September 28th, 2019.

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

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Ashland Food Co-op
City of Ashland
City of Central Point
City of Medford
City of Phoenix
City of Talent
Dutch Bros
Gordon Elwood Foundation
Human Bean
Jackson County Parks
Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District
Medford Food Co-op
Medford REI
Rogue Credit Union
Rogue Riverkeeper
Rogue Valley Council of Governments
Rogue Valley Sewer Services

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