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TUWC – Looking back on 2016

As another year draws to a close it is important to look back at what we have accomplished to better plan our goals for the new year. While we reflected the one thing that stuck with us was how much commitment Tulsa is showing to a renewed sense of community. A deep desire to be outdoors and a measurable value in what we have. Tulsa, again you leave us happy and speechless. Thank you.

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Tulsa World: Economic Impact study shows big possibilities for Vision’s river project

Economic Impact study shows big possibilities for Vision’s river project

“Relative to many such endeavors, we fear that the Tulsa community is ‘behind the curve’ in local amenities in comparison with many cities across the land,” the study states. “Conservative estimates of economic impacts reveal it would require only modest employment and income responses to justify the proposed plan for Tulsa riverfront development.”

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Tulsa World: River Parks board OKs loan deal tied to Vision funding to expand Turkey Mountain lands

River Parks board OKs loan deal tied to Vision funding to expand Turkey Mountain lands

The River Parks Authority approved two measures on Thursday designed to make its plans to acquire more lands around Turkey Mountain more attractive to Vision 2025 renewal voters.

The board voted 4-0 to accept a $5.6 million non-recourse loan from QuikTrip Corporation and the George Kaiser Family Foundation to fund the accelerated purchase of lands “in the vicinity of Turkey Mountain.”

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TUWC: Turkey Mountain – Not Out of The Woods Yet!

Turkey Mountain: Not Out of The Woods Just Yet

With the stunning news that Simon Properties has abandoned the site on Turkey Mountain comes the sobering reality that there is now a 60 acre parcel of land with existing commercial zoning sitting wide open.

This is but round one. It was a hard fought battle, and people have taken notice how important Turkey Mountain is to the citizens of Tulsa. With that recognition, it is now time to step up fund-raising efforts to secure and protect the land from the threat of commercial development for future generations.

Large donations should be directed to Tulsa Urban Wilderness Coalition through its account at Tulsa Community Foundation: https://tulsacf.org

Direct donations to TUWC can be made at

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TUWC also has a Go Fund Me campaign for any donation amount at: http://www.gofundme.com/tuwc2015

Please join the TUWC today in the movement to purchase this vital piece of urban wilderness.

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Tulsa World: Outlet mall developer abandons Turkey Mountain site for Jenks location

Outlet mall developer abandons Turkey Mountain site for Jenks location

An outlet mall slated for the Turkey Mountain area is now headed to Jenks, according to an investor’s brochure from the developer and the mayor of Jenks.

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Tulsa World: Volunteers clean Mooser Creek in west Tulsa, discuss pollution impact on city’s waterways


Volunteers clean Mooser Creek in west Tulsa, discuss pollution impact on city’s waterways

Cheadle said the creek additionally serves as a boundary between the Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness Area and Interstate 44, which is why she and others want to protect the area from pollution.

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Tulsa World: Letter to the editor: Turkey Mountain doesn’t need a shopping mall

Letter to the editor: Turkey Mountain doesn’t need a shopping mall

If you don’t see the difference of indoor and outdoor living, you are missing contact with a real learning experience. Besides, it’s accessible and close. I recommend it.

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Tulsa World: City Hall Blog: Yes, there are supporters of mall near Turkey Mountain

City Hall Blog: Yes, there are supporters of mall near Turkey Mountain

The problem for supporters of the mall is that at the public meetings they have been vastly outnumbered by those who object to the project, and my reporting has reflected that.

So when I say there are plenty of people out there who want the mall, I’m not basing it on the public meetings. I’m basing it on my emails and voice mails.

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Tulsa Voice: Natural beauty Tulsans make the case to protect Turkey Mountain

Natural beauty
Tulsans make the case to protect Turkey Mountain

The resistance has reached a clear and eloquent critical mass, a decided ripening that’s accelerated over the past few months. Simon has twice requested additional time to prepare for its meeting with the Planning Commission, which is now expected to take place June 17.

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Tulsa World: Developer of proposed mall near Turkey Mountain seeks to postpone zoning hearing

Developer of proposed mall near Turkey Mountain seeks to postpone zoning hearing

The latest request, which must be approved by the Planning Commission, seeks to have the hearing moved to June 17.

“We would love to see it go somewhere else,” said Laurie Biby, public relations coordinator for the Tulsa Urban Wilderness Coalition. “We have no bad feelings for Simon, we just wish they would look at another site.”

Biby said she hopes Tulsa residents concerned about the proposed mall will stay engaged in the process.
“Because by no means do we think we are done with this,” she said.

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