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Watching Our Scenic Rivers
STIR's Mission: to protect and preserve the Illinois River, its tributaries, and Tenkiller Lake
The Illinois River Watershed, U.S. EPA
levels are trending downward in the Illinois River and tributaries with
the exception of Flint Creek which is impacted by point and nonpoint
pollution sources. (Report to Arkansas-Oklahoma Illinois River Compact Commission)
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 2013 Poultry Waste and Movement Report
Scope of the Poultry Industry in the Illinois River Watershed in Arkansas
Oklahoma Poultry Production Report 2010-2011 Arkansas 2014 Poultry Waste Report REVISEDOklahoma Poultry Litter Transfer Tax Credit
|Illinois River, Cherokee County, Low Water at Combs Bridge
Ed Brocksmith photo
Turn Around, Don't Drown
Be cautious around flooded streams and lakes...(6/28/15) Read More...
STIR Annual Membership Meeting Sept. 26
Save the Illinois River's Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Banquet is scheduled Saturday, Sept. 26 in Tahlequah... Read More...
Rivers Commission Considering Alcohol Regulations
A report on the May 19, 2015 Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission meeting from the Tahlequah Daily Press...(5/21/15) Read More...
Committee States Confidence in Research
Confidence has been given a water quality researcher despite concerns by an Arkansas economic development organization...(4/14/15) Read More...
Ihloff Salons Supporting Scenic Rivers
Aveda and the Marilyn Ihloff Salons are again helping protect Oklahoma Scenic Rivers and Tenkiller Lake as part of their good corporate citizenship...(4/3/15) Read More...
Right to Farm or Right to Harm? That is the Question.
Going through the Oklahoma Legislature is a farm lobby-backed measure called Right to Farm. Some believe it could wreck havoc if passed by lawmakers and approved by voters...(4/9/15) Read More...
Is Arkansas Looking for Way Out on Water Study?
A powerful northwest Arkansas group is apparently unhappy with a water quality study they sought and helped pay for...(4/9/15) Read More...
Oklahoma's River's Energized Bunny
Philip Lorenz of Bartlesville, Okla. is 94 and can out paddle younger folks. STIR members recently enjoyed a pre-Easter float with Phil and friends on Sand Creek, an Osage County stream running through Osage Hills State Park...(4/6/15) Read More...
Oklahoma Scenic River Again Threatened by Dam
Fort Smith, Arkansas wants to build a bigger lake in Oklahoma on the scenic Little Lee Creek...(3/12/15) Read More...
Thick Algal Matts Reported
Ed Fite, Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission administrator, has witnessed large masses of algae on the Illinois River near Tahlequah...(3/7/15) Read More...
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