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Water Quality Division

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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 the Blue Thumb Coordinator at 918.398.1804.

Blue Thumb Training Sessions for 2007

Blue Thumb training sessions take place in various locations throughout Oklahoma. They are frequently held on a Thursday evening, Friday, and Saturday, or in many cases on two consecutive days. Training sessions introduce participants to stream ecology, with the presenters covering pollutants, watersheds, water chemistry, monitoring, field collections, stewardship, environmental education, volunteer responsibilities, and many additional topics. 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 to educate local people about stream protection.

It is anticipated that more training sessions will be added to this list in the near future, but for now, Blue Thumb training sessions offered in 2007 include:

September 19 & 20 Tulsa County

Oklahoma Blue Thumb Leadership Summits

Three identical Blue Thumb Leadership Summits will be held at the following locations and dates, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. These events are open to current Blue Thumb volunteers who want to see the Blue Thumb Program become more successful at stream, river, lake, wetland, and groundwater protection through monitoring and education.

No. 1  Friday, July 13, Robbers Cave State Park
No. 2  Saturday, August 11, Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge
No. 3  Saturday, September 29, Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission Office (north of Tahlequah on the Illinois River)

For more information on any of the above, contact Cheryl Cheadle at 918.398.1804.

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