Welcome to the Spring Creek Coalition Website!
Mission: to unite as citizens and actively engage in the preservation of the Spring Creek Watershed.
Annual Meeting a Success
It was cold and rainy. Snow flurries were in the air. Our speaker, who had to drive up from OKC, ran into treacherous roads and cancelled for safety reasons. Still, we had 31 adults and 6 children turn out and an informative, interesting meeting. There was a lot of energy in the room and attentive listening during board president Beth Rooney's State of the Coalition presentation. We also discussed the results of our recent member's poll, and showed the video on the value of the coalition produced this past September for our meeting with GRDA CEO Dan Sullivan and five others.
We raised over $900 at the meeting which will go a long way toward helping us purchase signs to raise awareness about litter and hopefully, reduce trash on the creek. About $500 came from our silent auction and $200 from membership dues. We have some T-shirts with new colors, long sleeves and new designs. T-shirt sales raised an additional $200.
Thanks to everyone who came. Your participation and interest is what makes Spring Creek Coalition successful in our mission to unite and actively engage in the preservation of the Spring Creek watershed.
Where Eagles Fly
Look for bald eagles along Spring Creek. Migratory bald eagles arrive from their northern breeding grounds in early October, remain throughout the winter, and leave to head north again by the end of March.
During the day, bald eagles are most likely found near water where they search for and feed on fish and waterfowl. They also eat carrion. On smaller tributaries such as Spring Creek, eagles are usually spaced out along the waterway. On larger bodies of water such as reservoirs with more concentrated food sources, they may be found in very large groups.
Keep your eyes peeled because you can see bald eagles nearly anywhere in northeastern Oklahoma during winter. "I have seen them flying over the Northeastern State University campus," notes Mia Revels, Professor of Biology at NSU in Tahlequah, "perched on a utility pole in downtown Tahlequah, and sitting on a cow carcass in the middle of a pasture on Highway 62!"
Keep your ears open. You may hear the impressive "whomp, whomp" sound of a large bird in flight and turn in time to see a bald eagle heading up Spring Creek.