MEDFORD, Ore. — Projects aimed at making the Bear Creek Greenway safer in Medford have wrapped up, and on Thursday, city officials got a tour to see the progress first-hand.
Over the past few months, student volunteers with Oregon Stewardship, as well as the Oregon Department of Transportation, have cleared up the thick black berry bushes near Hawthorne Park and the Interstate 5.
Officials say plenty of work remains, and are hoping additional grants will be approved to clear up the section of the green way from MacAndrews Road to Hawthorne Park.
“The Rogue Valley Council of Governments wrote a grant for additional work along the Greenway and if we receive that, then over the next six months we’ll be able to basically clean up the areas from McAndrews to Hawthorne Park,” explained Brian Sjothun, with Medford Parks & Rec.
The possibility of adding LED lights every 100 feet was also discussed, however no funding for that project has be found.