Police Conduct Greenway Sweeps

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police officers are taking a proactive approach to make the Bear Creek Greenway safer and remove people illegally camping. Police cleaned up several camps on Thursday, and plan to do more sweeps throughout the summer. Officers say the camping pollutes the area and can be a safety hazard for campers and … Continue reading »

Team Continues To Restore Greenway

MEDFORD, Ore. — A crew is clearing out the Bear Creek Greenway and planting new plants to make the pathway safer and more accessible. On Friday, the team finished planting over one thousand native plants. The team consists of members from The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), City of Medford, Oregon Stewardship and Rogue Valley … Continue reading »

Volunteers Work to Restore Bear Creek

MEDFORD, Ore. — A group of volunteers is working to clean up the Bear Creek Watershed. It’s part of a two-year project to restore fish and other wildlife populations to the area. This restoration work is thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board. Roughly a dozen people came out Saturday morning … Continue reading »

Man Killed After Tree Falls on Tent

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police are investigating an accidental death, in which they say a man was killed when a tree fell on his tent. On their Facebook page this morning, Medford Police said 23-year-old Joseph T. Jones was killed when a tree fell onto his tent in a transient camp area north of Bear Creek Park. … Continue reading »

Crews Clean Up Homeless Camps in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford Police Department plans to continue transient campsite cleanup efforts each month. Officers and other work crews just finished cleaning up six campsites yesterday. One was located just off the Bear Creek Greenway bike path. Medford police officers sweep the bike path and Greenway on a monthly basis. On this month’s … Continue reading »

Suspicious Fires Set Along Greenway

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford firefighters are investigating a pair of suspicious fires that were set on the Bear Creek Greenway Sunday night. The first fire was reported around 7:30 p.m. near the Rogue Valley Mall, and burned about an eighth of an acre. Then a few minutes later, a second fire was reported less than … Continue reading »

Volunteers Clean Up Greenway

MEDFORD, Ore. — More than 120 volunteers were out at the Bear Creek Greenway on Friday afternoon, cleaning up trash and debris. Members of the Lyoness Foundations held its first cleanup along the path. Volunteers began at U.S. Cellular Fields and cleaned all the way to the Jackson County Railroad Park. Volunteers said they wanted … Continue reading »

Homeless Camps Cleared in Greenway Sweep

MEDFORD, Ore. — It could take several days for the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office to clean out tons of garbage and debris from 50 camp sites along the Bear Creek Greenway. Jackson County Sheriff’s employees and Community Corrections workers will be out over the next few days clearing out homeless camps and picking up tons … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: Bear Creek Greenway

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Next week marks the 40th anniversary of the first funding for a public works project that is still under construction in the Rogue Valley, which will eventually connect every town from Ashland to Grants Pass. The Bear Creek Greenway actually began as an idea more than a hundred years ago. As … Continue reading »

Officials Tour Greenway Improvements

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 … Continue reading »

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