Bear Creek Greenway survives storm

JACKSON CO., ORE —The Bear Creek Greenway areas damaged by the Almeda fire survived their first storm this weekend.
Jackson County is doing all it can to get ahead of it, however, the work has only just begun.

The vegetation that once held the soil in place is now gone, leaving it exposed and placing it at a high risk to runoff into the creek.
Ashland non-profit, Lomakatski is implementing erosion control work, by installing straw and sewing seed.
The real test will come later when bigger storms hit.
” We are going to wait for the rains to fall, see how all of this work we’ve done has helped benefit stream side banks and then plan accordingly after we see the results of the work we are doing,” says Lomakatski.
Lomakatski is one of several different organizations working with Jackson County on the project.

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