Bear Creek Stewardship Day: Fall 2016

Thank you to all to the participants that volunteered their time on Saturday, September 24th to help clean up litter along the Greenway for Bear Creek Creek Stewardship Day! This fall we expanded our efforts from Barnett Road north to Highway 62. Your efforts make a big difference: 60 participants cleaned up more than a ton of garbage from the Greenway and banks of Bear Creek in just a few hours!

Craig Tuss, who works for the Rogue Valley Council of Governments and coordinates the local Bear Creek Stewardship Day events, said that the clean-up on September 24th “was one of 120 projects across Oregon that removed invasive plants, planted native plants, and cleaned up beaches and streams. More than 4,600 volunteers participated in the statewide effort, with more than 61,000 pounds of garbage removed, 5 acres of invasive plants removed and 1,500 plants installed.”

Bear Creek Stewardship Day events occur each spring and fall thanks to the efforts of various local businesses and organizations including Medford Food Co-op, Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District, Starbucks, ODOT, the City of Medford, the Gordon Elwood Foundation, and the Oregon Lottery. If you are interested in volunteering and would like to be in notified about future Bear Creek Stewardship events, send an email to