Photo Courtesy Robert Mumby and Friends Photo Courtesy Robert Mumby and Friends Photo Courtesy Robert Mumby and Friends Photo Courtesy Robert Mumby and Friends Photo Courtesy Robert Mumby and Friends


The 2014 event will take place on October 4

At North Mountain Park
620 N Mountain Ave, Ashland

2013 Photo Gallery

On Saturday, October 4 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. the 10th annual Bear Creek Salmon Festival will take place at North Mountain Park. This year's theme, "Water — Make Every Drop Count for Salmon." This admission-free festival will feature all-ages interactive exhibits focusing on healthy salmon habitat in our region and watershed stewardship in our own homes and yards. Regional organizations and businesses will offer a schedule of mini-workshops on topics ranging from water conservation to wildlife. Participants can also enjoy a variety of fun outdoor activities such as fly and spin-casting, exploring Bear Creek, listening to Native American drumming, a Salmon Poetry Slam (Slam for Salmon and Rap for WaterSubmit your poem by September 25!) and a Salmon Spiral Labyrinth. A food concession will be provided by Figgy's Food Truck and lively music by Ashland Taiko, Montana Soul and others. Join us at North Mountain Park, 620 N Mountain Avenue in Ashland and help make this a Zero Waste event.

Learn more about Watershed Exploration Days this fall and how you can take part!

    Check out our Workshop Schedule…

    Water Wise Gardening with Lori Tella, the Urban Planner with Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District

    Wildlife Tracking with Coyote Trails School on Nature

    Water Wisdom 101: Habits and Hardware with Julie Smitherman, City of Ashland Water Conservation Specialist & Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor

    Bear Creek Habitat Restoration Tour with Eugene Weir the Riparian Enhancement Program Manager with the Freshwater Trust

Volunteers are appreciated to help out with a variety of activities at the festival or on the day before to help set up. Please email the Ashland Parks & Recreation Volunteer Coordinator Lori Ainsworth or call 541.552.2264.

The Bear Creek Festival 2014 Planning Committee