Coyote Trails Nature Center and the Jackson County Cooperative Weed Management Area will hold a community weed-pulling event Saturday, June 15.
Volunteers will learn about and remove invasive weeds, including yellow star thistle and English ivy, at the sixth-annual "Let's Pull Together" event.
Tools, gloves and educational materials will be provided at the event, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Coyote Trails Nature Center, 2931 S. Pacific Highway, Medford.
Every volunteer will get a free commemorative T-shirt and barbecue lunch. For more information, contact Sam at 541-690-8799 or firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Rogue Basin Coordinating Council at 541-414-9064.
Most of the Forest Service's Natural Bridge Day Use Recreation Area near Union Creek will be closed for 10 days or more beginning next week while parts of a deck and the bridge overlook structure are rebuilt.
The Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest has contracted with a Coos Bay firm to do the repairs that are set to begin Tuesday, June 11, and run through June 21, but the repairs could take longer, according to the Forest Service.
During that period, viewing opportunities at Natural Bridge will be closed to the public. However, the parking lot, bathrooms and a portion of the trail will remain open.
Natural Bridge is where the far upper Rogue River disappears underground in a lava tube before re-emerging a short distance downstream. It is about one mile south of Union Creek.
For updates on the project, call the Prospect Ranger Station at 541-560-3400.
Kids will get a chance to try out everything from shotgun shooting and fishing to tomahawk throwing during the annual youth day Saturday at the Denman Wildlife Area in White City.
The Young Oregon Hunters Day, sponsored annually by the Rogue Valley Chapter of the Oregon Hunters Association, will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The event is free for kids ages 5 through 16 at the wildlife area, 1495 E. Gregory Road, White City.
Youths in attendance will have a chance to try archery, laser shooting, fishing, shotgun skills and tomahawk throwing. Wildlife Images Rehabilitation Center members also will be on hand with animals from its Merlin facility.
Reach reporter Mark Freeman at 541-776-4470 or email@example.com.