Archive for the conservation Category

Norman purchases 54-acre buffer for Sutton Wilderness

From The Norman Transcript: A 54-acre chunk of land nestled between the IOOF Cemetery and the George Miksch Sutton Urban Wilderness Area that two local businessmen had hoped to turn into a housing addition has been purchased by the City of Norman for $1.4 million, city records show. […] Jud Foster, director of Parks and […]

commercial trash missing from Norman recycling programs

From Voices of Oklahoma: Norman residents have shown they care what happens to their trash. Seventy-two percent of Normanites voted for curbside recycling, and the percentage of participating householdsĀ  has been unusually high since the program began last year. However, a large gap remains in the waste being recycled in Norman. While businesses are able […]

Norman Blue Thumb Training, March 13-14

A Blue Thumb training session for new volunteers will be offered next weekend in Norman. Training sessions introduce participants to stream ecology, with the presenters covering pollutants, watersheds, water chemistry, monitoring, field collections, stewardship, environmental education, volunteer responsibilities, and many additional topics. Participants who complete the training sessions have the option of receiving a Blue […]

the dark side of conservation

The NSN website is a place to share information about our network and announce events. But in the weeks leading up to the OSN Conference, and hopefully afterwards, we will also be featuring articles on issues related to the conference and our mission as a network. We all agree on the importance of the creating […]