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August 19, 2019
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Greenway Volunteers

Volunteering on the Bear Creek Greenway

Are you a frequent user of the Bear Creek Greenway? Would you like a fun and active way to give back to the community? Becoming a volunteer on the Greenway is a great way to spend some time on the trail while helping give back to the community.
There are multiple volunteer opportunities on the Greenway:
 
Greenway Hosts
Greenway Hosts are the eyes, ears, and face of the trail, providing feedback to park staff about trail activity and maintenance concerns, and providing information and assistance to trail users.
 
Adopt-a-Greenway Sponsors
Adopt-a-Greenway Sponsors are groups, organizations, or businesses who take ownership on sections of the Greenway. They perform minor routine trail maintenance such as cleaning off small debris or picking up trash and looking for more serious hazards or maintenance to report back. For more details see the Adopt-a-Greenway FAQ on the right.

General Volunteers

There are organized cleanups on the Greenway frequently. General Volunteers can participate on an ad hoc basis. The summer schedule is as follows:

       
       
Date Day Time Location
July 20 Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Pine Street, Central Point
July 25 Thursday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Bear Creek Park
August 3 Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Blue Heron Park
August 15 Thursday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Hawthorne Park
August 17 Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am McAndrews/Biddle
September 12 Thursday 9:00 am - noon U.S. Cellular Park
September 28 Saturday 9:00 am - noon Entire Greenway

 

There are many different projects that arise throughout the year.  Here are examples of typical projects:

  • Litter pick up
  • Graffiti removal
  • Native tree and shrub removal
  • Landscape maintenance
  • Remove invasive plants
  • Rake leaves
  • Replace signs
  • Other projects as approved

If you would like to receive information about cleanup efforts, please email bcgvolunteer@jacksoncounty.org and you will be emailed cleanup dates, times, and meeting locations.

Stop Oregon Litter and Vandalism (SOLVE) sponsors cleanup events each Spring (Earth Day) and Fall (National Public Lands Day) which  include both trash clean up and blackberry removal. The Fall event will be held on September 28, 2019. More information can be found at Bear Creek Stewards. There are multiple check in stations along the Greenway from Ashland to Central Point.

We encourage everyone who uses the trail or cares about the Greenway to get involved. For more information contact Jackson County Parks at bcgvolunteer@jacksoncounty.org or (541) 774-8183.

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