On October 13, volunteers turned out in mass to do clean-up work in the city of Eagle Point. Most of the 75 volunteers were from the LDS Church, men, women, and children came armed with cutters, rakes, shovels, and gloves to work on blackberry removal along the Little Butte Creek. Bob Lyon of Central Valley Excavation and Alan Marshall brought out the big equipment, both came bearing back-hoes. The blackberries did not have a chance against this crew. Members of the city of Eagle Point staff were also working at various locations with the other volunteers.
Some of the work was done at Harnish Wayside but the bulk of it was done between the covered bridge and the Butte Creek Mill. Most of the brush has been removed from that area with hopes of a path being built along the creek so people can view the salmon when they are coming up to spawn. Painting and pruning around the museum were also part of the days work.
Each year LDS church members try to do a service project in the community in which they live. This is the second year they have done great things for the city of Eagle Point. Along with the brush removal they have painted many fire hydrants and will be doing more.
Jared Hill a Bishop with the LDS church encourages other churches and groups to join them in this day of service their community. He has visions of multiple groups working together for a common cause, making Eagle Point a better place to live. If your group would like to become part of this event call Rob Miller at City of Eagle Point 541-826-4212 ext. 105.