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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Poultry Waste Bill Signed by Governor

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt has signed the new poultry legislation in Senate Bill 1424 which contains the earlier provisions of House Bill 4118.  The new legislation becomes effective November 1, 2024.Poultry litter bill breezes through legislature on last dayTo the governor’s desk: Increased fines on farmers and industry protection from lawsuitsBy KELLY BOSTIANOklahoma Ecology Project.A bill shielding the poultry industry from future lawsuits and increasing fines on farmers who are “...
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Poultry Waste Bill Signed by Governor

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