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Water Quality Division


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Blue Thumb Calendar of Events

It is the nature of Oklahoma's Blue Thumb Program to be with people in the field! Of course by "in the field" we often mean in the creek! For details about when we are working in specific areas of the state, call Blue Thumb at 918-398-1804.  

People waist deep in water
Volunteers and staff members come together on Coal Creek in Tulsa County to see what fish are enjoying a swim. Fish collection data can tell a powerful story about the condition of a stream!

 


Blue Thumb Training for New Volunteers

Cost: FREE!

Wednesday and Thursday, August 29 & 30, 2012 
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Environmental Education Center at Quanah Parker Lake
Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge
Indiahoma, Oklahoma 73552
 

Thursday and Friday, September 13 & 14, 2012 
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Choctaw Community Center
2750 Big Lots Parkway
Durant, Oklahoma 74701
 

Saturday and Sunday, September 29 & 30, 2012 
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tulsa County Conservation District
5401 South Sheridan Road, Suite 201
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74145

For more information contact Cheryl Cheadle: 918-398-1804 


Water Wise Gardening Workshop

Cost: TBA

Saturday, October 6, 2012
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Hope Unitarian Church
8432 S. Sheridan Road
Tulsa, OK 74133

Come and learn about water wise gardening! We we will spend the morning indoors and then move outside to build a rain garden on site.

For more information or to register, contact Kevin Gustavson: 918-801-2150.
 

 A few things to know about Blue Thumb trainings for New Volunteers
  • Volunteers must attend both days.
  • There is no cost.
  • Best age range is middle school through retirement.
  • Training is a combination of indoors and outdoors.
  • Trainings are held in various locations throughout Oklahoma. 
  • Trainings are frequently held on a Friday and Saturday, or in many cases on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Trainings introduce participants to stream ecology. Presentations cover pollutants, watersheds, water chemistry, monitoring, field collections, stewardship, environmental education, volunteer responsibilities, and more. 
  • Participants who complete the training sessions have the option of receiving a Blue Thumb test kit and working with us to monitor a stream and/or educating local people about the stream.

 

Last Modified on 06/28/2012