Posts made in February, 2013

TRANSIT SYMPOSIUM SMASHING SUCCESS!

»Posted by on Feb 28, 2013 in Activities

Tuesday evening’s Transit Symposium at the OKC Farmer’s Market was a standing room only event with informative speakers and a very enthusiastic audience. This was another in a series of symposia sponsored by Oklahoma City Ward 2 Councilman Dr. Ed Shadid and I won’t recap the meeting here as there will be a video available in the future but I encourage you to follow this link to a webpage posted by the Keynote Speaker Mr. Jarrett Walker. A proud day for the rest of OKC! [Dale Birchett]

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LAKE CLEAN-UP RESCHEDULED

»Posted by on Feb 27, 2013 in Activities

The Lake Hefner clean-up has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 13, 2013. We will meet at the picnic area across from the Harbor Master Station at the City Marina at 9:00 a.m. We will provide trash bags and gloves but please don’t hesitate to bring your own as any donations are always helpful. We will set up a grill and have a pot-luck lunch at noon so plan on bringing food and or drinks to support the workers. But let’s keep it simple and limit ourselves to hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, etc. that can be easily cooked and eaten with your fingers. I guess we just aren’t a white linen tablecloth kind of organization! Hope to see you there. An update will be posted here after the March 19th Friends of Lake Hefner meeting.

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Lake Hefner Dam Road Repairs Approved

»Posted by on Feb 26, 2013 in Activities

The City Council and Water Trust have contracted for and approved the Public Works Department Project PM-0226 to repair the large cracks in the asphalt dam road. These repairs will be accomplished from the present date through April 30, 2013 and hopefully will have a low impact on trail users as warmer weather and trails traffic begins it’s annual Spring increase.

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CANTON WATER OFFERS OPPORTUNITY TO PULL BOATS AT LAKE HEFNER

»Posted by on Feb 21, 2013 in Activities

The Canton water flowing into Lake Hefner is expected to peak February 28th with about 6 feet of water in the City harbor. Without further precipitation the level will then begin dropping at a rate of about a half inch per day with that rate increasing with the anticipation of Spring and more outdoor watering beginning. Boats with shoal draft or retractable keels can probably start being hauled immediately. Boats with full keels need to take advantage of the high water starting February 28th. The Lake Hefner Boat Owners Association (LHBOA) will meet at 7:00 p.m.. Thursday, February 28th at Keel Hall and one of the items of discussion will concern whether the various lake users can assist boat owners in retrieving their boats while the water is up at this...

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Friends of Lake Overholser and the Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge Organizational Meeting

»Posted by on Feb 21, 2013 in Activities

The farm lands from the northeast corner of the intersection of NW 39th Expressway (Old US 66, now OK 66) and the John Kilpatrick Turnpike northeast to the Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge which follows the North Canadian River is starting to be acquired by developers. This is a sensitive area in that it drains into the North Canadian River immediately upstream from two of Oklahoma City’s water storage reservoirs, Lake Hefner and Lake Overholser. We have been dedicated to preserving Lake Hefner and now a new group is forming to protect Lake Overholser and the Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge. Like the Friends of Lake Hefner (FoLH), this new organization is not against progress or development but seeks to protect an important environmental area in the Oklahoma City...

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