Education

Pathogens thrive in state’s nutrient-rich waters

July 5, 2021

Knowledge, simple precautions make summer outings safer By KELLY BOSTIANFor the CCOF Like May flowers that follow April showers, bacterial blooms may follow rainy days that break up summer’s hot streaks. Heavy rain followed by high temperatures in June gave rise to blue-green algae blooms reported at Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees and at Lake…

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Fact check: Vast majority of poultry litter stays in state

March 30, 2021

House Floor comments continue to ring sour with northeast Oklahoma residents By KELLY BOSTIANFor the CCOF A longtime Tulsa biology teacher is giving some northeast Oklahoma legislators an “F” on the subject of Poultry Feeding Operations. She and others of the region believe the legislators should, and possibly do, know better. Misstatements about the mega-farm…

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Groups ask that residents tell legislators ‘stand up for public lands’

February 21, 2021

Resolution lauds recreational, economic values of public areas By KELLY BOSTIANFor the CCOF Eight state senators and 20 representatives have signed on as co-authors of a resolution supporting public lands this legislative session and organizers behind the resolution say they’re just getting started. Sen. Brenda Stanley, R-Midwest City, sponsored SR3 in the Senate, and Rep.…

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Seminar to cover details of Federal Feral Swine Eradication Program

February 21, 2021

By KELLY BOSTIANFor the CCOF Details on a federal feral swine eradication effort are part of package of information slated for a free public webinar set for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24. The Natural Resources Conservation Serves and Oklahoma Tribal Conservation Advisory Council offers the webinar, which features the feral hog information along with other…

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Let OWRB know your view: New phosphorus rules set for scenic rivers

January 15, 2021

By KELLY BOSTIANConservation Coalition of Oklahoma Foundation Oklahomans have one month to let the Oklahoma Water Resources Board know what they think of proposed new criteria to monitor phosphorus pollution in three scenic rivers. Comments on the future for the protected Flint Creek, Barren Fork Creek and the Upper Illinois River are due by February…

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