Save the Illinois River, Inc.
24369 E 757 Rd.
Tahlequah, OK 74464-1949
(918) 284-9440


| News | January 05, 2013

Write a letter or call your legislators about the outrage on the Barren Fork!..STIR

The illegal damming of Barren Fork Creek is an outrage against Oklahoma Scenic Rivers and against you and me.

The unique waters of high quality in our scenic rivers belong to us and should be be violated as they have been in this case (see articles from various papers in this section).

In order to fully protect our scenic rivers, STIR urges you to express your concern to newspaper editors, legislators, state agencies, and opinion leaders.  Tell them that those responsible for this outrageous activity should be prosecuted to the fullest extent.  THOSE WHO DID THIS TO THE BARREN FORK SHOULD NOT GO UNPUNISHED!  Oklahoma's Scenic Rivers Act should be upheld.

Be sure to include you name, hometown and phone number so the letter can be verified.  Tell the editor what the Barren  Fork or other scenic rivers means to you and your family.

Contact the Oklahoma Attorney General's Office, the Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission and the Department of Environmental Quality.  Links to these agencies are on our links page.

The contact the A.G.'s Office:


Newspapers: (Tahlequah) (Stilwell, Adair County)

If you are not a member of STIR, please join and lend your voice to those trying to protect our scenic rivers and Tenkiller Lake.  Only on conservation organization is dedicated exclusively to protection of the Illinois River, its tributaries, and Tenkiller Lake and that is STIR.

Thank you

Ed Fite

Ed Brocksmith