The seventh annual Lake Overholser and Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge cleanup will be Saturday in celebration of Earth Day.
Volunteers will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Overholser Pavilion, located near NW 14 and East Overholser Drive. Volunteers should wear sturdy shoes, hat, glove, insect repellent and sunscreen.
Teams will canvas the areas and pick up trash as well as collecting tires and scrap metal for recycling. Lunch is provided.
For more information, call cleanup coordinator Karen Miles at 702-8192 or email her at Karen.email@example.com.
Learn about steelhead fishing in Canada
The monthly meeting of the Prairie Fly Fishers club will be Tuesday at Camp DaKaNi in Oklahoma City.
Member Bob Johnson will be giving a presentation on steelhead fly fishing in Canada.
The meeting begins at 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.prairieflyfishers.org.
Stars of Mudcats at crappie tournament
The stars of the History Channel series “Mudcats” will be appearing at the Washington County Firefighter Crappie Tournament Saturday at Copan Lake in Bartlesville.
The tournament is a fundraiser for the fire department.
For more information, call Jim Shoulders at (918) 338-9933 or email Anthony Tucker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
State bird now in the state
Now is the time to start searching for the scissor-tailed flycatcher on its way north from the tropics to spend the summer in Oklahoma. Oklahoma is one of only seven United States in which the bird nests.
“Scissortails are neo-tropical migrants, which breed in North America in the summer and winter in Central and South America or the Caribbean islands," said Rachel Bradley, wildlife diversity information specialist for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. "People will begin seeing them in Oklahoma any day now and they'll inhabit the state until late October."
Scissortails can often be seen perching on fences and telephone wires along open prairie roadsides watching for food.
New gun law limits liability
Legislation recently signed by Gov. Mary Fallin will limit the liability of owners, employees and customers for injuries that take place on gun ranges, gun shops and gun clubs.