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11-2010 ARE YOU INTERESTED IN PRESERVING SOME OF OUR LOCAL NATURAL AREAS?
You can help by supporting Friends of Lake Hefner and Friends of Lake Overholser. Please attend the FOLH meeting on November 16th. Meet at 7:00pm in Keel Hall see details on their website at https://lakehefner.org) The Stinchcomb issue below is one of the items on the agenda for the upcoming meeting.
HELP SAVE THE WETLANDS AREA AT STINCHOMB BY LAKE OVERHOLSER!
There is a proposed zoning change threat to Lake Overholser and the Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge. A corporation is requesting a zoning change for a 55 acre parcel of woods, grass and stream bed that is only about 1000 feet from Lake Overholser (see attached photo). They had already got this rezoned away from agricultural use to allow development, but now they are trying to take it even further and get a zoning change that may be even worse for wildlife. It will allow some part of this area to have as many as 20 apartment units per acre – we are talking at least 500 units, but they would like even more. This means lots of lawn chemicals, traffic, noise, etc. We only have the scantiest of information at this point, but believe the hearing is in about 2 weeks. We wanted to get this out ASAP so we have time to put up a credible challenge to this loss of habitat.
The WildCare Foundation www.wildcareoklahoma.org
7601 84th St. Noble, Oklahoma – 405.872.9338
To find out what to do for orphaned or injured animals in central OK, please contact WildCare.
Friends of Lake Hefner www.lakehefner.org
FOLH is a non-profit organization composed of other organizations and individuals who care about and utilize the wonderful resource of Lake Hefner. They are dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the Lake, its trails and the greenbelt that surrounds it. ASCO supports their conservation project on the East side of the lake.
National Audubon Society www.audubon.org
For more than a century, Audubon has built a legacy of conservation success by mobilizing the strength of its network of members, Chapters, Audubon Centers, state offices and dedicated professional staff to connect people with nature and the power to protect it. A powerful combination of science, education and policy expertise combine in efforts ranging from protection and restoration of local habitats to the implementation of policies that safeguard birds, other wildlife and the resources that sustain us all—in the U.S. and Across the Americas.