GRDA Rush For Brush events scheduled for March, May

Not only is spring quickly approaching, but so is the next opportunity for area anglers to participate in a “Rush for Brush” workshop coordinated by the Grand River Dam Authority’s Ecosystems Management Department.

Although the next workshop is just a couple of weeks away (Saturday, March 23), there is still time to sign up. GRDA is also currently registering participants for the May 18 event as well.

Like popular workshops of the past, both events will be an opportunity for volunteers to build artificial fish habitats for placement in the lakes, at the location of their choice.

GRDA initiated the “Rush for Brush” program more than a decade ago and it has only grown in popularity and participation each year and has received both State and National awards.

While GRDA provides the materials for the “spider block” habitats, volunteers provide much of the manpower.

The habitats protect fry and fingerlings and will stay in place longer than a natural brush pile, because they are weighted with concrete blocks or bricks.

You can even see an interactive map of with the locations of already places Rush for Brush habitats on the GRDA website HERE.

The March 23 Rush for Brush in Grove will be held at Wolf Creek Park.

The May 18 Rush For Brush in Langley will be held in the lower parking lot, adjacent to the GRDA Ecosystems and Education Center and Pensacola Dam.

Both events will begin at 9AM.

GRDA anticipates large turnouts for the workshops and is asking participants to register to insure the enough materials are available.

You can reserve your spot by contacting GRDA’s Jacklyn Jaggars at (918) 256 0723 or via email at [email protected].

Headquartered in Vinita, GRDA is Oklahoma’s state-owned electric utility; fully funded by revenues from electric and water sales instead of taxes. Each day, GRDA strives to be an “Oklahoma agency of excellence” by focusing on the 5 E’s: electricity, economic development, environmental stewardship, employees and efficiency.