City of Norman Division of Environmental Resilience & Sustainability shares upcoming community events for Fall 2023

The City of Norman Divisions of Environmental Resilience & Sustainability (DoERS) has a full lineup of event activities happening this season, and community members are welcome to register to take part in any or all. Individuals can view planned events below, alongside any applicable registration information and details within links.

  • October 1: Monarchs in the Park Festival
    • Andrews Park, 201 W. Daws | 11 AM – 4 PM
  • October 14: Brookhaven Creek Garden Maintenance & Clean-Up (in partnership with OU’s Little Event)
  • October 28: E-Waste Collection Event Drive-Thru
    • Reaves Park, 2501 Jenkins Avenue | 9 AM – 12 PM | Bring proof of Norman residency
    • Acceptable items: Televisions, Printers, Keyboards, Copiers/Scanners, Fax Machines, Cell Phones, Laptops, Tablets, iPods, MP3 Players, PC Speakers, Hard Drives, Monitor, CD/DVD/VCR Players
  • CANCELED DUE TO PENDING WEATHER: October 29: Lake Thunderbird Workshop and Clean-Up
  • November 5: Bishop Creek Watershed Clean-Up
  • November 12: DIY Compost Bin Workshop
    • Norman LEAF (Learning & Environmental Advancement Facility), 333 Bratcher-Miner Road | 1 – 4 PM
    • Registration (space is limited):
  • November 18: Kitchen Lake Clean-Up (in partnership with Lake Thunderbird Watershed Partnership)
    • Kitchen Lake Park, 5501 SE 119th in Oklahoma City | 9 – 11 AM
    • Volunteer registration:
  • November 19: Compost Lab Workshop

ABOUT THE DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESILIENCE & SUSTAINABILITY: Formed in Spring 2023, DoERS has direct management of the Industrial Pretreatment Program (including the Fats, Oils, and Grease Program), the Household Hazardous Waste Facility and accompanying Program, the Stormwater Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) and Total Maximum Daily Load Monitoring and Compliance Programs (which include stormwater quality functions for construction and industrial facility sites), and the Cross Connection Control Program. The new division also manages the development and implementation of sustainability initiatives focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, researching and transitioning to sustainable energy sources, increasing pollinator habitat, and encouraging implementation of low impact development.