Hundreds will clean Greenway Saturday

Eight hundred volunteers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are expected to converge on the Bear Creek Greenway Saturday to help clean and repair the trail from Ashland to Central Point.

The work day is part of the Mormon Helping Hands project of Southern Oregon and is in honor of Oregon's sesquicentennial.

Volunteers from the Medford and Central Point stakes will take part, with guidance from the Jackson County roads and parks department.

The volunteers will be divided into teams along the Greenway to pick up trash, trim and clear brush, restore riparian areas, pull weeds, paint, install signs, rubber pavers, root barriers and doggy bag holders, and repair benches and railings.

Volunteers will work from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and conclude with lunch at Bear Creek Park.

For more information, contact Dean Cropper, regional public affairs director, at 482-2548 or by e-mail at

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