Bear Creek Watershed Education Partners

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BCWEP Programs

Fishing Line Recycling Bin Installation

Service Learning and Watershed Enhancement Projects

BCWEP provides coordination between agencies and schools to develop and implement watershed service learning projects such as riparian planting, storm drain stenciling, wetland restoration, and invasive species removal. In addition, BCWEP sponsors annual watershed cleanups in conjunction with SOLVE.

BCWEP Educator Tree Planting Workshop

Resources for Educators

In addition to our Educator Workshops, BCWEP offers equipment loans, monitoring and environmental educational resources, and a power point Virtual Watershed Tour. These resources increase educator knowledge of environmental education techniques, materials and curriculum and encourage development of new outdoor education projects. Learn more on our Resources page.

Students monitor water quality on Bear Creek

Watershed Monitoring Programs

BCWEP directly supports watershed-monitoring efforts by providing monitoring equipment, transportation, reference materials, and expertise. Our goal is to promote efforts to better understand our watershed by monitoring water quality, macroinvertebrates, temperature, riparian plants, amphibians, etc. Learn more on our Watershed Monitoring page.

Watershed Education Symposium

Watershed Symposium and special events

BCWEP's annual Watershed Education Symposium that provides a forum for students and teachers to increase awareness of ongoing watershed education projects via student presentations and hands-on displays. Over 15 agencies and organizations participate in this event for nearly 300 youth. Our other events include the popular Kids and Creeks Day and the Bear Creek Clean Up.

BCWEP partners with US Forest Service at Stone Nursery Constructed Wetland planting.

Partnership Support 

When funding is available, BCWEP provides direct support to our partners, including environmental education programs such as the Southern Oregon University Environmental Education Program, Rogue Valley Council of Governments, Natural Resource Youth Corp, Job Council and other programs.