Tulsa County Blue Thumb is a water quality education
program that not only left its impressive print on 832 storm drains and
more than 14,000 Tulsa County residents last year, it also has inspired
16 similar Blue Thumb programs across the state.
| Tulsa County Blue Thumb project assistant Kristi Taylor accepted the KOB award of excellence
Blue Thumb volunteers go through 40-hours of training on how
to scientifically monitor Tulsa area creeks and they learn about the
many facets of water quality.
The volunteers are equipped with “Storm Sewer in a
Suitcase,” a hands-on tool that shows how nonpoint source pollution is
| A stream biology class at Mill Creek School is shown at McClure Park in Tulsa where they are learning about macro-invertebrates that exist in the water
Two years ago, the program earned the National Earth Team Volunteer
Award and our judges lauded it as “An important environmental message
delivered in an imaginative, yet tangible way.”
FOR SERVING SO EFFECTIVELY AS BOTH AN OUTREACH
PROGRAM AND A MODEL FOR OTHER COMMUNITIES, TULSA COUNTY BLUE THUMB IS
GOOD NEWS FOR OKLAHOMA’S WATERSHEDS!
Posted on 05/01/2001
by Sonny Wilkinson filed under