A comprehensive plan to clean up the banks of Bear Creek from 10th Street to McAndrews Avenue will be the hot topic at the Medford City Council on Thursday.

A comprehensive plan to clean up the banks of Bear Creek from 10th Street to McAndrews Avenue will be the hot topic at the Medford City Council on Thursday.

The council, which will study the restoration proposal at noon in City Hall, will look at a plan to rid the area of invasive species such as Armenian Blackberry, ivy, poison hemlock, thistle, purple loosestrife, reed canary grass, star thistle and puncture vine.

The Rogue Valley Council of Governments developed a restoration plan that recommends removal of invasive species by hand and through the use of herbicides.

— Damian Mann