The Ashland Creek Ponds Riparian Restoration Project: Located at the confluence of Ashland and Bear Creek just downstream of Ashland’s wastewater treatment plant, this 12 acre project was sparked in 2008 by Helman Elementary School’s vision of creating an outdoor classroom five blocks from their school.
This is a collaborative community effort aimed at restoring degraded riparian habitat through the reestablishment of native trees and vegetation on 12 acres of Ashland Parks property. Project partners include Lomakatsi, City of Ashland, Parks & Recreation, Bear Creek Watershed Council and Helman Elementary School (Ashland School District).
Click here for a story about an event in early November, 2013, 300 Helman Elementary School students help restore Ashland Creek Ponds.
Directions: Park at the Ashland dog park and walk down the Bear Creek Greenway approximately ¼ mile to site. For a Google map link, click here.