Mooser Creek at the north boundary of Turkey Mountain has been able to remain in reasonably good condition despite encroaching urbanization. How do we know? Mooser Creek is monitored by devoted Blue Thumb volunteers. Several of Turkey Mountain’s trails twist and turn and progress north to tie into areas along the southern bank of Mooser Creek.
So we know there are more users of the park. But we also know that there are more people willing to invest their time and energy not just in enjoying it, but caring for it. This speaks well of the city’s residents and the future of conservation in northeast Oklahoma. It also points toward a continuing mission that goes far beyond an opposition campaign. I have to say, I like that trend.
The Tulsa Urban Wilderness Coalition would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who participated in todays Cleanup Day #tuwccleanup ! We had the pleasure of sharing the beautiful weather with over 120 participants! We were overwhelmed at such a fantastic turnout! With this being the start of running and cycling season we know many of our supporters were unable to attend. We promise to hold more cleanup days in 2016!
Turkey Mountain Cleanup Day
Saturday January 17th @ 9:30 AM
Please Join Us! We would love your help with some fun and easy winter cleanup, all you need to do is show up with a positive attitude and a little energy to give back to Turkey Mountain. All ages and skill levels welcome.
We are anticipating a high turn out and parking will be at a premium. Please carpool when available and please DO NOT park at the church across the street.
Volunteers will gather at the Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness trailhead parking lot to then hike into the park to pick up litter and prune vegetation that obstructs hikers, runners and cyclists who may be on the trails.
Please bring the following: a personal water bottle (jugs of water will be provided), a picnic lunch, work gloves and pruners / loppers (clearly identifiable as your own) if you have them!
Special group assignment opportunities also available, to learn more you can reach us at byway of our email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank You To Our Cleanup Day CoSponsor OEF!
Michael Patton, executive director of The Metropolitan Environmental Trust, which helped organize the volunteers, said the event was unique because of the wilderness area itself — you can’t just drive a truck up the trails. Crews had to “do it the hard way to keep it wilderness,” Patton said, by using wheelbarrows to carry up gravel and dirt to fill in eroded terrain.