Save the Illinois River, Inc.
24369 E 757 Rd.
Tahlequah, OK 74464-1949
(918) 284-9440
Save The Illinois River
Save The Illinois River
Save The Illinois River
Save The Illinois River
Our mission is to
protect & preserve
the Illinois River,
its tributaries, and Tenkiller Lake
“Clean Water is Northeastern Oklahoma’s Future”
"Big Chicken", by Scott Swearingen of Tulsa, Oklahoma, documents the impact of the factory poultry corporations on the residents of rural northeastern Oklahoma, fouling water, siting mega chicken barns and producing mounds of nasty, stinking chicken waste adjacent to homes. This onslaught threatens the drinking water of Tulsa, the safety of the Illinois River, the purity of Spring Creek and the livelihood of small farmers. Oklahoma is left with rutted roads, dirty air and water, depleted water wells, and little economic value to our state.

Save the Illinois River

Since being chartered in 1984 by the State of Oklahoma, Save the Illinois River, Inc. or STIR, has been diligently working to educate people about their environment and provide them with the resources to take action to protect and save the Illinois River.

In addition to saving the Illinois River, STIR also works to preserve Flint Creek, Barren Fork Creek, and Tenkiller Lake. STIR is the voice of Oklahoma Scenic Rivers.

To learn more about STIR and how you can get involved and become how part of creating clean water for Oklahoma, read through this website and become a member today.

*Photo credit: Kimberly Baker

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House Bill 4118 goes to conference

Mega chicken barns in Delaware County, northeastern Oklahoma.  (Photo courtesy of Humane League's Common Enemy documentary)UPDATED ON APRIL 29, 2024Although HB4118, giving safe harbor to poultry growers, has passed both the Oklahoma House and Senate, it has not cleared all legislative hurdles.  The bill's title was striken and, along with a similiar bill in the Oklahoma House, it will go to conference.When we learn who the members of conference committee are, we will inform everyone an...
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House Bill 4118 goes to conference

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