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Mission: to unite as citizens and actively engage in the preservation of the Spring Creek Watershed.


Rooster and poultry houses Pam Kingfisher, right, gets a hug from a friend after leading a community meeting in Kansas, OK

Pam Kingfisher, right, gets a hug from a friend after leading a community meeting in Kansas, OK

Brandy Whaler and her son Darius visit with neighbor Helen Woods on a tour of poultry houses.

Brandy Whaler and her son Darius visit with neighbor Helen Woods on a tour of poultry houses.

An SCC Board Meeting.

An SCC Board Meeting. Vote for Board Members at the Annual Meeting. Read their bios.

 

     SCC Annual Meeting

Saturday, January 12th, 1:00-2:30 PM
Peggs Community Center, Peggs, OK, Highway 82

Poultry Farm Proliferation: What's Happened? Where are we Now? How is it affecting Spring Creek?

“Do you know that six poultry houses are being built on the banks of Spring Creek?”

So much has happened since that first phone call to Spring Creek Coalition from Nancy Kimbrell, Oaks Town Clerk, back in April 2018. Emily Oakley of Three Springs Farm, located less than a quarter mile from the new houses, fought with passion and joined with others to defeat those houses. Then the calls came in from all over Northeast Oklahoma. “How did you do it? We are being inundated with poultry houses! Help!”

Two amazing women stepped up to lead the fight and make sure citizens’ voices were heard: Pam Kingfisher and Brandy Whaler.

Starting with a meeting of some 60 people at Peggs Community Center, Emily passed the baton to these two women who then proceeded to hold bi-monthly meetings that ballooned to include hundreds of passionate folks in the Oaks-Kansas areas directly affected by the poultry house influx.

Pam and Brandy will present their compelling story as our featured speakers at the SCC annual membership meeting Saturday, January 12. What went on? What were their wins? How did they do it? And where are we now? There will be plenty of time for interaction and questions. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet these incredible women and hear their story.

We will also talk about how the onslaught of large poultry houses in northeast Oklahoma is affecting Spring Creek and some of the things we might do about it.

Please contact me at (918) 906-6762 if you have questions or would like to rideshare from Tulsa. I’m looking forward to seeing you January 12!

Beth Rooney, President