At the City Council meeting Monday night, A $427.5 thousand contract was approved for vegetation management throughout the city, including removal of the invasive Himalayan blackberries.
Medford Parks and Recreation director Rich Rosenthal says this will help his department continue to mitigate fire risk across all the parks in Medford.
“The city has invested over a million dollars over the past ten years to remove blackberries, reduce the fire risk along the corridors and the greenways in the parks system,” said Rosenthal.
Rosenthal says this two-year contract will allow the parks system to restore the natural landscape around creeks across the city, including the Bear Creek Greenway.
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