It is amazing what an impact a family-owned business
in an isolated rural area can have on its environment when it tries.
The Fin & Feather Resort, owned by the Cotherman family (Bill
Cotherman is pictured to the right) on Lake Tenkiller has produced some
impressive results since it voluntarily began a recycling program nine
Just placing collection bins in the resort’s 83 units has
resulted in over a thousand pounds of aluminum and hundreds of pounds
of glass and plastics recycled each year. The steel cans and cardboard
generated by the resort’s restaurant operation adds another 26,000
pounds of materials to the totals.
But it doesn’t stop there. They are replacing
gas-powered “maid trucks” with electric carts and have successfully
diverted the facility’s wastewater from the lake to nearby pastures to
produce grass for their cattle operation.
The judges hailed the resort as “A superb example of a
private company adopting a way of doing business that demonstrates its
concern about the environment.” FOR TEACHING BY ITS EXAMPLE, FIN & FEATHER IS GOOD NEWS FOR OKLAHOMA’S ENVIRONMENT!
Posted on 05/01/2001
by Sonny Wilkinson filed under