Our most recent clean-up this past September resulted in over 4,000 lbs of garbage!
Volunteers cleaning up trash
Truck hauling away garbage
Volunteers cleaning up trash
Bear Creek Greenway Logo
Thank you for your support and help last September 23rd in cleaning up the area around the Bear Creek Greenway!

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

For information about the Kids & Creek Fair, 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:

o Enhancing the area near Hawthorne Park (murals on the viaduct pillars)
o Removing and controlling invasive plants such as Himalayan blackberry, restoring native trees and shrubs, and treating stormwater runoff
o Promoting and upholding public safety