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Oklahoma Conservation Commission Offers Fun Activies and Training Events This Summer--Register Now!

Thu, 08 Jul 2021 11:37:26 CDT

Oklahoma Conservation Commission Offers Fun Activies and Training Events This Summer--Register Now! Looking for some conservation events/training activities this month? Following are a few great opportunities with the Oklahoma Conservation Commission!

EVENT TITLE: Riverology 101: A Stream Ecology Workshop for Teachers
Dates: July 13-15
Time: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location: GRDA Ecosystems and Education Center, 420 OK Highway 28, Langley, OK 74350
Relevant Details: Teachers will learn the basics of stream ecology and detailed information about the Grand Lake and Illinois River watersheds.
Contact: Jeri Fleming, jeri.fleming@grda.com
Registration: After May 31, $100; scholarships available if you live in the Grand Lake watershed.
More information about event (this is optional/as needed): Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/.../riverology-101-tickets...

EVENT TITLE: Crow Creek "Summer Sunset" Watershed Wa-Too-Kla
Date: Saturday, July 17
Time: 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Zink Park, 3150 South Trenton, Tulsa OK (Shelter house area)
Relevant Details:
• Fun for children and adults alike!
• Learn about Crow Creek and Conservation Activities that Protect Urban Land and Water
• Special interactive exhibits
• Opportunity to check out the actual Creek
• Freebies and Door Prizes
• Come and go, just wander over
Learn what YOU can do to protect this special urban stream, and other streams that need a little help.
Sponsored by the Crow Creek Community (City of Tulsa, Tulsa Zoo, Tulsa County Conservation District, The MET, Blue Thumb, and the people in the watershed)
Contact: Blue Thumb, Cheryl Cheadle, (918) 398-1804

EVENT TITLE: North Fork Cover Crop Field Day
Date: July 22
Time: 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m
Location:
Directions to Site 1: From Elk City High School, go 1 mile north on N Pioneer Rd, then turn left onto E 1090 Rd. The field is on the north side of the road. People can park at the oil field location and along the road.
Directions to Site 2: From Elk City High School, go 1 mile north on N Pioneer Rd, then take a right onto 1090 Rd, go approx. 1/2 mile. Entrance is on the left (north side of road) across from house at 19944 E 1090 Rd.
Relevant Details: A demonstration of soil health practices executed through State Cost-Share Funding
Contact: Cassandra Ausher to RSVP and reserve meal, (580) 928-3113
Registration: No registration Fee, but please RSVP, More information about event (this is optional/as needed) : Please RSVP at 580-928-3113 ext. 3019 OR nforkredrivercd@conservation.ok.gov
More information: Presentation by Jimmy Smith, 2021 Oklahoma Conservation Hall of Fame District Director inductee, on Cover Crops, rainfall simulator presentation, and discussion on irrigation management and use of Plant Sensors through Cost-Share.

EVENT TITLE: A Grand Adventure, Children’s Day Camp for kids ages 9-12
Date: July 23
Time: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Location: GRDA Ecosystems and Education Center, 420 OK Highway 28, Langley, OK 74350
Relevant Details: Kids will learn about water quality, water pollution, and what lives in our rivers and streams
Contact: Jeri Fleming, jeri.fleming@grda.com
Is registration or a registration fee required? $25
More information about event (this is optional/as needed) : Flyer attached, register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/.../a-grand-adventure-tickets...

EVENT TITLE: Oklahoma Blue Thumb Fish Collection
Date: July 26, 2021
Location: Cat Creek
Relevant Details: We will be in the Central Irregular Plains Ecoregion this year, which means the creeks below will be sampled for fish and habitat. If you would like to join us on a fish collection, please feel free to contact Kim Shaw to find out more information and make arrangements!
Contact: Kim Shaw, Blue Thumb Quality Assurance Officer, kim.shaw@conservation.ok.gov
More information about Oklahoma Blue Thumb: www.bluethumbok.com
*Fish collection dates are subjected to change at the last minute due to weather*

EVENT TITLE: Oklahoma Blue Thumb Fish Collection
Date: July 27, 2021
Location: Dog Creek
Relevant Details: We will be in the Central Irregular Plains Ecoregion this year, which means the creeks below will be sampled for fish and habitat. If you would like to join us on a fish collection, please feel free to contact Kim Shaw to find out more information and make arrangements!
Contact: Kim Shaw, Blue Thumb Quality Assurance Officer, kim.shaw@conservation.ok.gov
More information about Oklahoma Blue Thumb: www.bluethumbok.com
*Fish collection dates are subjected to change at the last minute due to weather*

EVENT TITLE: Monarch Conservation Webinar –Aligning Mosquito Control with Pollinator Protection
Date: July 27, 2021
Time: 1 p.m.
Relevant details: This is a collaborative effort between the Monarch Joint Venture and the National Conservation Training Center. Mosquitoes are a public health nuisance – not only can their obnoxious bites ruin your picnic, but the diseases they carry sicken millions of people across the globe every year. The Metropolitan Mosquito Control District is the agency tasked with monitoring and controlling mosquitoes, ticks, and black flies in the Twin Cities. In this presentation learn how MMCD makes control decisions for pollinator protection using Integrated Pest Management. This will cover the control materials we use, the training staff undertakes, and the various studies about non-target species that have been done in conjunction with the University of Minnesota and other state agencies. Presenter: Alex Carlson – Metropolitan Mosquito Control District.
Registration: Registration is required. https://docs.google.com/.../1FAIpQLSeQHoI27zbolq.../viewform

EVENT TITLE: Crops, Covers & Cows II, Menoken, N.D. Farm Group, Cover Crop & Grazing Tour
Date: July 29, 2021
Time: 4 to 7 p.m.
Location with address: Menoken Farm. 1107 171st St. N.E., Menoken, N.D. From I-94, take Menoken Exit 170 and drive 1 mile south to Highway 10. Then, drive east for 1 mile to St. Hildegard’s Church, where you turn south and drive for half a mile.
Relevant Details (free form text with additional information): Featured speakers include Jimmy Emmons of Leedey, Okla., the OCC Soil Health Mentoring Coordinator and a former Leopold Award.
Contact: Darrell Oswald, (701) 391-5830 or Darrell.oswald@nd.nacdnet.net
Is registration: There is not fee to attend. However, registration is required by July 22 at https://crops-covers-cows.eventbrite.com .

(pic courtesy of Conservation Commission)


   

 

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