A project started in 1999 was completed in 2011 by 25 volunteers — members of Bama Bass Club and Belgreen Bass Club — who donated 400 hours of service. The Bear Creek Millennium Project brought improvements to the watershed's lakes, specifically Little Bear Lake and Cedar Lake. Three hundred cedar trees, donated by local stores and the state, now provide additional fish habitat, as well as 75 stake beds and 15 sites of native grasses.
Jonathan Fleming, a graduate student from Mississippi State University, has worked for the past few years planting native aquatic grasses, cypress trees and button bushes. The project is now complete as all allowed habitat improvements have been made.