b'10North Mountain Park (NMP) is open sunrise to sunset, year-round. The Nature Center is open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.The NMP Nature Center, located next to Bear Creek at 620 N Mountain Ave in Ashland, offers a variety of programs and interpretive exhibits highlighting local natural and cultural history and sustainable living. Visitors can also enjoy the parks Demonstration Gardens, nature trails, pavilion, picnic and play areas. Friend & Volunteer of the Nature Center:Volunteer Opportunities!Bob Hoesch Bear Creek Salmon FestivalVolunteering at On October 5, join the fun at the Bear Creek Salmon North Mountain Park allowsFestival as a volunteer! Be part of the team and enjoy me the privilege to share mya day of music, activities and family fun while helping enthusiasm and experienceto make this annual event a success. Theres a job to with young people, and it isfit every interest, including kids crafts, event set-up enormously satisfying. and break-down, event assistants and much more.Bob is a 27 year resident ofFor more information please contact Lori Ainsworth at Ashland, who enjoys felineslori.ainsworth@ashland.or.us or call 541.552.2264.and has a house full of drums, which he plays daily. Bob is a recently retired biologist who is on his third season volunteering as an instructor for NMPs School Fieldtrips. Last fall he taught a weekly Connecting with Plants activity during NMPs school field trips and this past spring he taught an Insect Diversity activity both to 3rd-5th grade students. Bob has such an infectious passion for learning and teaching, and we are so appreciative that he shares those passions here with us. Thanks so much, Bob!For more information, call the Nature Center at 541.488.6606 or visit32 NORTHMOUNTAINPARK.ORG'