Post-Fire Restoration Work
Volunteers and volunteer leaders from Jackson County Parks, Rogue Basin Partnership, Rogue Riverkeeper, Rogue River Watershed Council, Rogue Valley Council of Governments, Rogue Valley Sewer Services, The Freshwater Trust, and others have been working within North Ashland, Talent, and Phoenix to seed, lay straw, and pick up non-hazardous trash in impacted riparian areas. Additionally, Payne Creek in Phoenix has recently been planted with willow stakes in hopes of combatting the invasive blackberry, as well as to encourage more beaver activity in the area.
If you’re interested in volunteering, here’s an upcoming event:
Saturday, March 6th, 2021, from 10:00 – 2:00 at Wranglers Arena off of Highway 99 in Talent/North Ashland.
We will be prepping and pounding in willow stakes along Bear Creek. There will also be opportunities to pick up trash within the fire area. If you have them, bring waders, loppers, clippers, and rubber mallets. Otherwise, we will have a limited supply of tools for volunteers to use.
For more information and to RSVP, please contact Brooke Amposta, Jackson County Volunteer Coordinator: AmpostBA@jacksoncounty.org.