TUWC Events

Monarchs on the Mountain


Tulsa's Monarchs on the Mountain


Tulsa’s RiverParks Authority is pleased to announce Monarchs on the Mountain, a new festival celebrating the vital role Eastern Oklahoma plays in the Monarch Butterfly migration will be held September 24th, on Turkey Mountain. The festival will take place from 10:00 am, until 2:00 pm in the pavilion area of the Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness Area near the main trailhead, 6850 S. Elwood Ave.
The day will be filled with fun and educational activities highlighting the life cycle of the Monarch Butterfly, the Great Monarch Migration and the habitat of Turkey Mountain which supports a myriad of wildlife. Information will be available and plants may be purchased to help establish your own Monarch Waystation. Visitors can even make a seed ball to plant this fall. Monarch tagging will be demonstrated and butterflies will be released to join the southward migration to the Oyamel fir forests of Central Mexico. This free festival will appeal to all ages and food trucks will be on site. Come spend the day with us celebrating our unique place in the life of the Monarch!
This event is hosted by: RiverParks Authority in partnership with the Tulsa Urban Wilderness Coalition, the Tulsa Audubon Society and The M.E.T. and supporters; Sustainable Tulsa, Blue Thumb, The Tulsa Zoo, City of Tulsa, Monarch Initiative of Tulsa, Westside Y and the USFWS.
Please help us spread the word by distributing the promotional flyer and sharing our event on Facebook.

For more information contact Marci Hawkins, steering committee chair at:

A Walk in the Wild – Education Day at Turkey Mountain


The Bureau of Land Management Oklahoma Field Office and Tulsa Urban Wilderness Coalition have partnered with Tulsa River Parks Authority, US Fish and Wildlife Service, The University of Tulsa, the Sierra Club, and the Oklahoma Conservation Commission’s  Blue Thumb program to bring a free outdoor education event to Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness. Several interactive education stations will be placed in the main parking area and along the main entrance into Turkey Mountain that will focus on environmental and history education geared for children and adults. University of Tulsa will have members from their Anthropology Club demonstrating flint knapping and Cherokee basket weaving, the US Fish and Wildlife Service will have their walk through education trailer onsite, the Bureau of Land Management, TUWC, Sierra Club and Blue Thumb will be providing several different environmental education stations ranging from migratory birds, to trees, to streams and clean water.

The event is free and open to the public and will run from 10 am to 3 pm.  In the event of rain, we will try and reschedule.

Guided Walks on Turkey Mountain



Memorial weekend plan a stay-cation in Tulsa and escape to the woods on Turkey Mountain! The Tulsa Urban Wilderness Coalition is hosting guided walks to better familiarize new trail users with the wonderful wilderness retreat in the heart of Tulsa! Space is limited and registration is required! Sign up today!