OCC September 2007 Staff Meeting

Conservation Programs Division Hosts Conservation Commission Staff Meeting

OCC’s Conservation Programs Division hosted the agency’s quarterly staff meeting on Sept. 19 in Oklahoma City. The day’s activities included a demonstration of how a watershed dam functions using a stream demonstration trailer provided by Oklahoma State University. Following that the group of approximately 50 traveled to Logan County for a field trip to a watershed dam site. The staff were divided into four groups and provided with printed checklists to perform watershed inspections.

George Moore, OCC Conservation Programs watershed technician (left), demonstrates the watershed camera for OCC staff at a flood control dam in Logan County. A remote-controlled mobile video camera captures live imagery inside the spillway pipe that is displayed on a monitor in the trailer.

Staff returned to Oklahoma City where, following lunch, a State Charitable Campaign Kickoff took place including guest speakers from charitable organizations and staff testimonials.

During the meeting, OCC’s Awards and Recognition Committee announced Brooks Trammel as Employee of the Quarter. Trammel serves as monitoring coordinator for OCC’s Water Quality Division and has worked for the agency since 1995.

Other topics covered included the OACD Area and State Meetings, budget priorities for the next session of the state Legislature, and the announcement that the next OCC full staff meeting will take place at the Reed Conference Center in Midwest City on Dec. 3.