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Earth Day 2022 in Tulsa

This past Saturday I drove to Tulsa’s Arts District, just north of downtown, to help work an Earth Day booth for the Tulsa Urban Wilderness Coalition. It had been a long time since I had been to such an event. They used to have them on the main mall during the work week when I was still working.

Just as I got there a fashion show featuring recycled materials was underway. That was interesting.

It was pretty windy. Kind of a full skirt alert thing going on.

They had some musical performances. Some guys drumming and then later on some sort of hippie, country, poppy group who were not bad at all.

Chinese Wisteria

Wandering around the other booths I came up on the table for the Carrie Dickerson Foundation. Carrie Dickerson was a determined lady who led a coalition of people that forced the Public Service Company of Oklahoma to abandon the Black Fox Nuclear Power Plant project in 1982 after a nine year battle. Construction on the plant had already started and when it was cancelled, it was the only nuclear power plant to be cancelled as a result of legal and citizen action. As much as I am proud to be a member of an organization that forced an outlet mall to abandon their plans for a mall on Turkey Mountain, I’m in awe of the people who forced Black Fox to be shut down. People don’t remember it much any longer but Oklahoma has populists roots that are still there beneath the surface. RIP Carrie Barefoot Dickerson.

I’ll climb off my soap box long enough to show you a monarch butterfly who I saw flitting around the earth day events.

And then later on a bunch of young women in their prom dresses with their beaus, parents, and photographers came for the photo ops available at Guthrie Green. I thought it was kind of cool. I have great hopes for our young people. They are going to inherit the world. Personally, I think they are up to the task.

Happy Earth Day Everybody

Turkey Mountain Topaz Glow Dizzy Late Afternoon Sunlight

Late afternoon sun on Turkey Mountain, Tulsa, Oklahoma. It is threatened with an Outlet Mall.

“Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money.” — Cree Indian proverb

“Keep close to Nature’s heart … and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” — John Muir

More Earth Day Quotes from International Business Times

Check out Earth Day to find out what it is all about.

Enjoy, get out and take a walk in the woods, fields, beach, desert, or wherever nature is where you live.

Earth Day 2014


You know I’m an urban person. I live in the city and work downtown in a high rise. I go to meetings, I do email and call people and IM them. I go and visit customers and all the rest. And I really do love it.


I like the urban recreation also, movies, shopping, reading, watching televsion and facebooking. We go to concerts and musicals and to the museum once in a while. I like that though. I’m a Forest Ranger’s kid and lived way back in the sticks for much of my life but I always knew that I was going to live in a city.

Fiery Sunset over Turkey Mountain

Every once in a while though I have to get outside and get away from everybody. I mean everybody. Not be on a schedule, not answer emails.

#spooky Turkey Mountain #trails #tulsa #running

I like to go down familiar trails and unfamiliar trails. I have to breathe a while.


And see the sights


And make new friends.


And when I come across somebody else’s dumped trash out in the middle of my woods.

#aftermyrun #selfie #notflatteringatall

It makes me really cranky

Earth Day 2014