The mission of the Bear Creek Watershed Council is to foster collaborative efforts that maintain, protect, and restore the Bear Creek watershed - an integral part of the Rogue River Basin.
The Bear Creek Watershed Council seeks to restore cool, clean, fishable, and swimmable streams throughout the watershed. We envision all people who live in the watershed working together to protect the health of the watershed while fostering a strong economy and community.
The Bear Creek Watershed Council has partnered with local videographer/producer Ralph Bowman and the OR Dept. of Fish & Wildlife to produce a short video that will be shown locally on Southern Oregon Public Television (Channel 8 in the Rogue Valley). The video will be seen in 5 counties (Jackson, Josephine, Curry, Douglas, Klamath, and some parts of Lakeview and Siskiyou) as a filler between programs. Thanks Ralph Bowman and SOPTV!
Link to You Tube: “Bear Creek Drought 2014”
|TO REPORT A SPILL OF ANY KIND|
|CALL Oregon Emergency Response System (OERS) at 800-452-0311|
Learn more about the proposed merger between BCWC and three other Rogue basin watershed councils:http://www.upperroguewatershed.org/rogue-river-watershed-consolidation-information.html
REMINDER: There is no regularly scheduled General Meeting on Mon. Nov. 10. The Annual Meeting on Nov. 20 takes its place.
From the Bear Creek Watershed Council Chair, a look to the future,
Bear Creek Watershed Council is moving forward with a planned merger with three watershed councils to form the Rogue River Watershed Council, effective January 1st, 2015. We are looking to the merger with great anticipation as it will increase our efficiency, expand our granting opportunities, and enable us to accomplish more outreach and restoration within the Rogue Valley. As we move forward, you, our partner members and organizations are more important to us than ever. You have enabled us to accomplish numerous projects in the watershed thus far, and we look forward to continuing to work with you in the next phase of our journey.
Please join us at our Annual Meeting on November 20, 2014, at 5pm to hear about past successes and learn about the future of our watershed council.
Chair, Bear Creek Watershed Council
2014 Annual Meeting
Thursday, November 20, 2014
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Location: Jackson Soil & Water Conservation District, Upstairs Conference Room
89 Alder St, Central Point, Oregon
Light supper provided: PLEASE RSVP FOR SUPPER
“Larson Creek Fish Passage Project: Completed”
After several years of delays and unforeseen challenges, the fish passage improvement at two locations in Medford was completed in September.
Come hear about the process of completing this project.
“Four watershed councils merge to become the Rogue River Watershed Council:
Next Steps, Staying Involved”
Rogue River Watershed Council Board Members will be introduced and lead a discussion with Bear Creek watershed stakeholders on what they would like to see in the new council.
5:00 pm: Supper served
5:30 pm: Welcome by Bear Creek Watershed Council Board Members:
Presentation of Annual Report on Council Activities & Accomplishments
5:35 pm: Presentation: “Larson Creek Fish Passage Project: Completed!”
6:10 pm: Introduction of Rogue River Watershed Council Board Members & Discussion on the future work in the Bear Creek watershed