spring 2011 environmental events ONGOING EVENTS Birding With Oxley Nature Center. Every Saturday, 8-9:45 a.m. Free; no pre-registration required. Contact: 918.669.6644 Oxley Family Adventures. Every 2nd Saturday of the month, through May. 10-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. Free, registration not required. Contact: 918.669.6644 Sand Springs Chipper Days. First Saturday of every month, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. 8620 W. 21st St. Limbs up to 2” diameter. If it falls on a holiday weekend, it will be held the following Saturday. Contact: 918.246.2588 Great American Cleanup. March 1-May 31. Various dates, times and locations throughout the state. Contact: Keep Oklahoma Beautiful, 405.286.9141
MARCH Compost Bin Sale. March 16, 4-6 p.m. 302 E. First St., Tulsa. Buy a compost bin for $40 from the MET! Contact: 918.584.0584 OK Dep’t of Forestry Tree Sale. March 25, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 3495 S. Sheridan, Tulsa. Minimum 100 seedlings per order. Contact: 800.517.3673. Fourth Friday Green Bag Lunch. March 25, 11:30-1. Kendall-Whittier Library. Discuss topics on sustainability with local leaders. Contact: Tulsa Partners, 918.632.0044 EcoFest. March 26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. TCC Northeast Campus, 3727 E. Apache. Contact: Mike Limas, firstname.lastname@example.org OK Dep’t of Forestry Tree Sale. March 28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 105 E. Morrow Rd, Sand Springs. Minimum 100 seedlings per order. Contact: 800.517.3673.
APRIL Cherry Street Farmers’ Market. Saturdays, April-October. 7-11 a.m. 15th & Peoria. Info: www.cherrystreetfarmersmarket.com. Broken Arrow Farmers’ Market. Saturdays, 8-noon, mid April- mid October. 418 S. Main St. Contact: 918.259.6572. Operation CleanSweep. April 1-30. Tulsans can select a site and get free supplies from four select City Parks. Contact the MET: 918.584.0584 Fairgrounds Pollutant Collection. April 2-3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 15th & Sandusky. Residential waste only. For a list of acceptable items, visit metrecycle.com. Contact the MET: 918.584.0584 Sand Springs CARE Cleanup Day. April 2, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Free disposal of bulky household items. Must show Sand Springs utility bill with Refuse Service. Contact: Carla Hayes, 918.246.2589. SpringFest Garden Market. April 8-9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tulsa Garden Center, 2435 S. Peoria. Gardening extravaganza including flowers, books, crafts, jewelry, informational booths and much more. Contact: 918.746.5125. Owasso Free Landfill Day. April 10, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Quarry Landfill, 13740 E. 46 St. N. Contact Public Works: 918.272.4959. Tulsa Drillers Green Nights. April 10, 2:05 p.m. & April 12, 7:05 p.m. Archer & Elgin. Fans receive a free tree seedling while supplies last. Pearl Farmers’ Market. Thursdays, April 14-August 25. 4-7 p.m. 6th & Peoria. Contact: 918.588.1900 ext. 3221.
Chandler Park Community Center’s Earth Day. April 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Service projects providing tangible benefits to the west side, educational workshops from OSU Extension, hands-on exhibits, rock painting contest, coordinated games and powerful guest speakers. 23rd Annual Trash-Off. April 16. Various times, statewide. Statewide spring cleaning, including state and local parks, Adopt-A-Highway groups, lakes and communities. Contact: Keep Oklahoma Beautiful, 405.286.9141. Earth Day at SHOW, Inc. April 16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 425 W. Wells Blvd., Sapulpa. Citywide clean-up day including tire collection. Contact: 918.224.7214. City of Tulsa Free Landfill Days. April 16-17, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Quarry Landfill, 4041 N. 141st E. Ave, Tulsa. Open to City of Tulsa residents. Proof of residency required. Contact the Mayor’s Action Center: 918.596.1857. Party for the Planet at Tulsa Zoo. April 16, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tulsa Zoo, 6421 E. 36th St. N. A day of educational activities for the entire family. Discounted admission if you bring a cell phone to recycle! Contact: Jay Ross, 918.669.6204. 22nd Annual Herbal Affair. April 16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 2nd & Main, Sand Springs. Herb vendors, arts & crafts, lectures, live entertainment, and kids area. Contact: 918.245.5082. Green Leaf Gala. May 30, 6:30-9 p.m. Downtoan Hyatt Hotel. $75 per person. Contact Up With Trees: 918.610.8733 or www.upwithtrees.org. Enviro Expo. April 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Main Street, between 4th & 5th, Downtown Tulsa. Join Tulsa’s official Earth Day party! Environmental fair and live music. Contact: 918.584.0584 or www.metrecycle.com. Earth Day at the Drillers. April 21, 7:05 p.m. Fans will receive a reusable tote, and an environmental fair will be held on the plaza. Contact: 918.584.0584. Fourth Friday Green Bag Lunch. April 22, 11:30-1. Kendall-Whittier Library. Discuss topics on sustainability with local leaders. Contact: Tulsa Partners, 918.632.0044 Jenks Herb and Plant Festival. April 23, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Jenks First Baptist Church, 205 E. A St. Contact: Jenks Garden Club, 918.299.0007. eARTh Picnic. April 23, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Trapeze Park, 1209 E. 3rd St. Join us for a picnic in honor of Earth. Contact: Living Arts of Tulsa, 918.694.5719. 17th Annual Creek Cleanup. April 30, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Contact: Tulsa County Conservation District, 918.280.1595 or email@example.com.
MAY Brookside Farmers’ Market. Wednesdays, May-October. 8 a.m.-noon. Food Pyramid, 41st & Peoria. Contact: Lisa Brandborg, 918.789.3881. Downtown Tulsa Farmers’ Market. Tuesdays, May-October. 10:30-2. 3rd & Boston, Tulsa. Contact: 918.224.5337 Broken Arrow Spring Cleanup. May 14, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Waste Management Quarry Landfill. BA residents only. Info: www.brokenarrowok.gov. Owasso Farmers’ Market. May-September. Wednesdays, 9-noon. & Saturdays, 8-1. YMCA, 8300 N. Owasso Expressway. Contact: 918.694.3490 Jenks Trash Bash. May 7, Time TBA. Contact: Jenks Kiwanis Club, 918.299.5425. Ozone Alert Kickoff. May 11. Contact: INCOG, 918.584.7526.
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