Tahlequah Daily Press


September 19, 2013

OSRC plans workshops, fundraisers

Silent auction featuring local art, a kayak and tickets for outings part of the mix

TAHLEQUAH — The official end of floating season at the Illinois River may have ended Labor Day, but the staff at Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission continue to provide area residents with information about the watershed, as well as improving conditions along the stream.

According to OSRC Education Outreach Coordinator Cassandra Carter, the OSRC is hosting a Septic System Workshop for homeowners who live along the Illinois River. The event runs from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 21, in the Armory Municipal Center.

Cherokee Nation and the Oklahoma Conservation Commission will have representatives on-hand to discuss programs available to replace or repair systems.

“The workshop will have information about proper septic installation and maintenance,” said Carter. “It’s not the most glamorous subject, but I think it will be really beneficial to homeowners.”

Anyone wanting to register may do so by emailing education.outreach@osrc.ok.gov, or by calling (918) 456-3251.

The OSRC is also planning a silent auction for the Save the Illinois River Inc. annual meeting. This event will be held from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 22, in Richardson Hall at Go Ye Village.

“Our ‘Bids for Bathrooms’ auction to fund portable toilets in our parks next summer is comng up,” said Carter. “We are going to have  artwork from local artists, certificates for fly-fishing lessons and a guided trout fishing tour of the lower Illinois River, as well as a signed CD and T-shirt packs from the Red Dirt Rangers, certificates from the Canebrake, 108 Yoga Studio, and tickets for four to the Oklahoma Aquarium.”

Other items in the auction include a kayak, and a float trip down the Illinois River with OSRC Administrator Ed Fite.

“People who want to attend the auction only may come from 2:30 to 4 p.m. to bid,” said Carter. “They can also learn more about STIR.

During the annual meeting, STIR will induct three new members into its Hall of Fame, including the late Julian Fite, Robert Kellogg and Herb Rozell. STIR will also be honoring several members of the media for the continued coverage of water quality issues, along with the Greater Tenkiller Area Association and Paul Muegge of the city of Tahlequah.

Learn more

To find out more about the Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission, visit www.oklahomascenic rivers.net.

-- tsnell@tahlequahdailypress.com

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