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 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 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 can participate in one or more of the following ways:
Once a month there is an organized cleanup of the Greenway typically aligning with the sweeps by law enforcement. If you would like to be notified of future cleanup efforts, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be emailed cleanup dates, times, and meeting locations.
There are many different projects that arise throughout the year. Individuals or groups can help on an ad hoc basis without the commitment of adopting a section of the Greenway. 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
Stop Oregon Litter and Vandalism (SOLVE) has sponsored cleanup events each Spring (around Earth Day) and Fall which typically include both trash clean up and blackberry removal. Sign up for the April 20, 2019 clean up at Bear Creek Stewards. There are 9 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 email@example.com or (541) 774-8183.