VOLUNTEERS CLEAN UP BEAR CREEK GREENWAY IN HONOR OF EARTH DAY

When you take a stroll along the Bear Creek Greenway, you might get lucky and spot a duck or two but you'll also undeniably spot some litter and maybe even a few pieces of clothing. Volunteers aimed to change that Saturday in honor of Earth Day on Sunday, April 22nd.

Posted: Apr 21, 2018 9:18 PM
Updated: Apr 21, 2018 9:18 PM

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doing their best to help clean up the earth. newswatch 12's andryanna sheppard shows us how the community is stepping it up this earth day. andryanna says: "hundreds of people gave up their saturday to come out and pick up trash along the bear creek greenway and some volunteers tell me it makes them feel like they're important to the community." when you take a stroll along the bear creek greenway, you might get lucky and spot a duck or two. but you'll also undeniably spot some litter-- and maybe even a few pieces of clothing. volunteers aimed to change that in honor of earth day. halle says: "it is along bear creek which is an important waterway in our community and it's really be underserved in the last decades. it has fish running through it and i can see a goose from where we're standing so there's a lot of wildlife along here and preventing the trash from going into the stream is really important because otherwise we're just passing the litter along to the next community that the creek is flowing down." from medford all the way down to ashland, volunteers took to the greenway with gloves, trash bags and trash grabbers to make sure the next couple of people that walk by only see nature. charlie says: "we picked up trash along the trail and in the river. where we found multiple pairs of shoes." ethan says: "we found part of a crate and there were some sponges." charlie says: "glass bottles " ethan says: "there was even some like pill containers" all of the volunteers say they're just doing their part as members of the community. ethan says: "it makes you feel like you participate in the cleaning up of this wilderness." charlie says: "it makes you feel like you're valuable in the community." andryanna says: "if you missed this clean-up there will be another one in september. in medford, andryanna sheppard, newswatch 12." today local families enjoyed the rogue
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