* * * * * * * * * * * Making a Difference at the
Tar Creek Superfund Site:
Community Efforts to
Reduce Risk is a book that
we hope will inspire other
It comes with a DVD featuring
a new film Progress at Tar
Creek and two films of youth
efforts through service
learning. The first printing
was made possible through
a grant from the National
Institutes of Environmental
Thank you for sharing
our vision to make a difference.
There is still more to be done.
LEAD Agency will accept
donations to reproduce additional
copies and to allow for postage.
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* * * * * * * * * * * * * Shall We Gather
at the River
* * * * * * * * * * * * The Creek Runs Red Filmmakers website
Read about the new documentary film, “Tar Creek,” by Vinita native Matt Myers that premiered
8-13-09. The film was featured during the annual Tar Creek Conference and was shown Sept. 23 at the Coleman Theatre Beautiful in Miami.
EPA Public Availability Session Tuesday, August 16, 5-7 p.m. at the
Miami Civic Center, 129 5th Ave. NW, Miami, OK
Information will be shared about yard remediation.
Did you know all Ottawa County residents can call EPA to ask for
their yards to be tested for lead. If high levels found, EPA will remove
it for FREE!
Call before December 1-800-533-3508 for Robert Sullivan.
Grand Lake's BLUE GREEN ALGAE ALERT information here (OK
DEQ Blue Green Algae information website).
If you have suspicions of other possible outbreaks on Grand Lake,
the public can contact the GRDA Ecosystems Department at
(918)256-0723 or email@example.com. Residents can also contact the
Department of Environmental Quality at 1-800-522-0206
(From OK DEQ news release June 24, 2011).
2011 Scholarship announcement and scholarship application for Graduating Seniors (Documents require Acrobat Reader)
Protect Communities from Toxic Mercury! EPA's proposed air toxics
protections would prevent 17,000 premature deaths and 120,000 cases
of childhood asthma symptoms per year. Stop polluters from blocking
the new standards - send a message to the EPA to put our health above
polluter paychecks. Visit www.sierraclub.org/mercury to take action.
Oklahoma DEQ's Hook Line and SupperHealthy Fish
Consumption in Oklahoma website is a great site! They have
information about healthy fish, Mercury in fish, Pesticides in SW
Oklahoma, and Tar Creek. There is a Kiddie Corner with activities
for children, parents and teachers. DEQ even offers fish recipes!
Download their Tar Creek Fish Consumption booklet here (requires Acrobat Reader).
The National Ad Campaign asks: Will President Obama Prevent the NEXT Oil Spill Disaster?
President Obama couldn’t prevent the BP Gulf oil spill disaster.
But he can prevent the next one in the making: the Keystone XL
dirty tar sands oil pipeline. To highlight President Obama’s role at
this critical juncture, the No Tar Sands Oil campaign has placed
advertisements in key outlets across the country.
LEAD Agency is now listed as an approved non-profit organization
on GoodSearch, a Yahoo-powered search engine that donates
50% of its revenue, about a penny per search, to listed charities,
schools and non-profit organizations. To support our cause, click here and underWho Do You Goodsearch For, select Local
Environmental Action Demanded (Vinita, OK). Thank you for your
There is a new way for supporters to earn donations to Local
Environmental Action Demanded every time you shop online. Use
coupons from Coupons-4-Causes at the Coupon Chief website
and a donation will be made to LEAD Agency. A quick
for you to directly support our cause is located here. Thank you for
your support! National Campaign Launches to Protect Children and Families
from Lead Poisoning