Free STIR sticker with
24369 E 757 Rd.
Tahlequah, OK 74464
The Belted Kingisher (female)
Watching Our Scenic Rivers
STIR's Mission: to protect and preserve the Illinois River, its tributaries, and Tenkiller Lake
Understanding Important Oklahoma Water Issues
the public is not notified of new or expanding poultry farms, adjoining
land owners must be notified about new or expanding hog farms in
Oklahoma. Concern exists that hog factory farms may be moving into
Arkansas (and possibly northeast Oklahoma) from North Carolina. A
controversial new hog farm in Arkansas is located near the Buffalo
River, America's first National Scenic River. The Illinois River and
Tenkiller Lake have special setback protection from hog farms. But is
that enough protection?
Oklahoma Poultry Waste Production Report
(Note: The above report is the most current report available but does not include 2012 data)
Scope of the Poultry Industry in the Illinois River Watershed in Arkansas
Oklahoma Poultry Production Report 2010-2011Oklahoma Poultry Litter Transfer Tax Credit
Illinois River by Kimberly Baker
Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission Meeting Agenda Dec. 10
The Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission (OSRC) will meet in Tahlequah at 5:30 PM Tuesday, Dec. 10. (posted 12/7/13) Read More...
Joint Illinois River Watershed Study-Much at Stake
A bi-state committee appointed to oversee a stress response study of the Illinois River watershed met Monday, Dec. 2 and will meet again in January 2014...(12/3/13) Read More...
Peyton, Pickle Elected to OSRC
The results of the election held Tuesday, Dec. 3 show Trey Peyton and David Pickle were elected to the at large positions on the Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission...(12/4/13) Read More...
Raffle Benefits Illinois River
Win this beautiful jon boat and help the Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission keep our river clean...(11/28/2013) Read More...
OSRC Election Special Report
Save the Illinois River will publish results of a questionnaire sent to all commission candidates for at large posts to be decided Dec. 3. Watch for reports that are posted as they are received. Read More...
Fite Marks 30 Years as Head of OSRC
Save the Illinois River (STIR) co-founder Ed Fite has been Administrator of the Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission for 30 years. Congratulations Ed....(11/21/13) Read More...
EPA Updates Illinois River Stakeholders on TMDL
Press reports: The U.S. EPA met with stakeholders in the Illinois River watershed about an important pollution study...(11/16/13) Read More...
Associated Press Article on "Clean" Fuel
The numbers behind the ethanol mandate have become so unworkable that, for the first time, the EPA is soon expected to reduce the amount of ethanol required to be added to the gasoline supply..(A.P. 11/13/13) Read More...
Stronger Efforts Needed to Reduce Nitrate Pollution in Mississippi River Basin
"...the rise in concentration at the Mississippi’s mouth suggests little progress in containing the overall influx of nitrates from fertilizers, livestock waste, farm operations, sewage discharges and other sources."...(National Geographic News Watch, Nov, 1, 2013) Read More...
Illinois River Protection by Corporate, Private, and Tribal Partners
Portable toilets for river visitors next summer are assured thanks the to a cooperative effort of various entities...(10/21/13) Read More...