Join Oklahomans for Responsible Water Policy in Antlers on Nov. 1. 6:30 P.M. for their annual meeting.
The meeting will be held at the Choctaw Community Center in Antlers, 400 SW O St.
Two great water experts are on the agenda to speak about surface and ground water.
Dr. Jonathan Fisher will give a presentation on toxicology. Dr. Fisher earned his PhD in Zoology at Oklahoma State University in 2010, and is an Assistant Professor of Aquatic Toxicology at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK. His current research projects explore the effects of antibiotics and fracking byproducts on the function of stream-dwelling microbial communities. Dr. Fisher is currently the acting chair of the Fisheries and Wildlife program at NSU and advises two student organizations: the NSU Fish and Wildlife club and the NSU Chapter of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES).
Dr. Kyle E. Murray will give a presentation on the Central Oklahoma Aquifer. Dr. Murray is the Hydrogeologist at the Oklahoma Geological Survey, which is charged with investigating Oklahoma's land, water, mineral, and energy resources and promoting the wise use of our natural resources. He has worked in the public sector, private sector, and academia on geologic and hydrologic studies that have spanned several states including Arkansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Texas. Dr. Murray's research is designed to provide practical scientific perspectives on water issues and to pursue informed management and sustainable practices.
Other speakers include Assistant Chief Gary Batton of the Choctaw Nation, former Oklahoma Attorney General Larry Derryberry, area legislators, and candidates for state and federal office.