June 4th – National Trails Day and Your Opportunity to Sign A HUGE Thank You Note

Screen Shot 2016-05-22 at 8.09.47 AMJune 4, 2016 is American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day®, the country’s largest celebration of trails.  National Trails Day events will take place in every state across the country and will include hikes, biking and horseback rides, paddling trips, birdwatching, geocaching, gear demonstrations, stewardship projects and more.

We will also have a HUGE THANK YOU note for user’s of Turkey Mountain to sign to say thanks to all the groups like the George Kaiser Family Foundation and Quicktrip that are help to preserve private lands around Turkey Mountain from development.

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Help give back to Turkey! Cleanup Scheduled for May 21st!

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Click HERE for additional info.

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We owe Tulsa 7.6 MILLION THANK YOUS!!!!!!!!!

thank you Tulsa!

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$7.6 million will go to Turkey Mountain property expansion and facilities from VISION PROP 3

vision_combinedYou can cast your vote on April 5th for the VISION PACKAGE. Proposition 3, includes $7.6 million dollars (yes MILLION) to acquire additional lands around Turkey Mountain, improve facilities such as expanding parking, and help preserve on of Tulsa’s Greatest Treasures. Read up on the Vision Package and make your choice. More info at visiontulsa.com

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Who yields to who at Turkey?

According to River Parks rules: 

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Mountain bikers yield to everyone and must make presence known by calling out as soon as they see someone else, hikers yield to horses, and horse riders direct traffic around them.

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Snake Run at Turkey Mountain – Saturday, March 19, 2016

This unique race will be a six hour or three hour timed run taking place on mostly flat, nearly rock and root free, single track trails on the western side of Turkey mountain.

Register Here

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http://tatur.org/tatur-trail-runs/snake-run/

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3rd annual Trail Madness Race – Sunday, March 6, 2016

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Join us for the 3rd annual Trail Madness –  Sunday, March 6, 2016 1:00pm

Choose between 4km, 8km, and 16km trail races. Races will start and finish at Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness Area. Races will be run entirely on the Turkey Mountain trail system.
http://www.fleetfeettulsa.com/trailmadness

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Use Turkey? Time to give back! Clean Up day Saturday, February 27th 9:30am

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We would love your help with some fun and easy winter cleanup, all you need to do is show up with a smile on your gorgeous face, work gloves, and a little energy to help give back to Turkey Mountain.

All ages and skill levels welcome.

For more information or to contact us about special group assignment:

www.tulsaurbanwildernesscoalition.org

or find us on Facebook Tulsa Urban Wilderness Coalition

 

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Hike for Healing – Saturday, March 5th at 8:00 a.m.

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The Tristesse Grief Center will have their annual Hike for Healing at Turkey Mountain on Saturday, March 5th at 8:00 a.m. This year, Hike for Healing will include a 5K Trail Run through Turkey Mountain as well as a Memorial Mile Walk. “Hike for Healing is exactly what it sounds like: a chance to heal.” Says Alissa Drescher, Senior Program Director for The Grief Center. “The hike is all about remembering those we have lost, and creating happy memories while honoring our loved ones. That message is universal and touches everyone, whether you’re an experienced runner or not.”

Please contact Tyler Caldwell at 314.898.3058 or register at:
http://thegriefcenter.org/calendar-and-events/hike-healing

Here’s the Facebook Event page to invite your friends!!

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When at Turkey, stay on the trails and don’t create new ones!

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Please stay on existing trails at Turkey. If you see one that has been covered in brush and downed trees, it is closed. Trails are closed to help recover lost habitat and prevent major erosion for ill-designed rogue trails that cause nothing but harm to Turkey Mountain. Sure, it might save you a couple of feet of walking or running but the damage it causes to loss of topsoil and vegetation is not worth it!

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