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Who We Are.

We are a grassroots Environmental Justice organization dedicated to ensuring the health and safety of the people living in Miami, Oklahoma, and the surrounding areas in Ottawa County.

We strive to provide a voice for those who have been silenced and to bring justice to those who have been disproportionately impacted by environmental pollution.

Our Team.

Our team are a diverse group of activists, organizers, educators, and community members who believe that by working together, we can create a cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable future for all.

Rebecca Jim

Rebecca Jim

Executive Director & Tar Creekkeeper

Rebecca is dedicated to holding organizations accountable for the environmental and health impacts of unchecked industrial practices. She fights to secure environmental justice for Tar Creek, the environment, the people, and the tribes.

Lucas Freeman

Lucas Freeman

AmeriCorp Vista

As our AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer, Lucas is dedicated to fighting poverty while helping us LEAD the way in securing environmental justice and creating a more sustainable and equitable future.

Martin Lively

Martin Lively

Grand Riverkeeper

Martin is committed to ensuring a safe and healthy environment for future generations by advocating for responsible industrial practices and building partnerships with local leaders to preserve and protect the natural resources of the Grand River watershed.

Kindel Maymi

Kindel Maymi

Program Assistant

With a focus on environmental justice and social equity, Kindel's work is centered on helping us create and implement programs that address the unique needs of our communities while advancing sustainable solutions.

Jessica Tran

Jessica Tran

Ph.D. Student

Jessica's purpose is to make an on-the ground impact in the local community and connects science to action. Her passion for her work stems from her identity as a first generation Asian American, and she finds resilience and strength in community, oceans, and art.

Margery Berk

Margery Berk

Office Assistant

Margie ensures we have the resources and support needed to build our connections in the community, heal the effects of industrial pollution, and protect this land so it may once again be enjoyed.

It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly.... We aren’t going to have peace on Earth until we recognize this basic fact of the interrelated structure of all reality.

Martin Luther King Jr.

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