One of Eufaula Wetland Park's two founding partners, the non-profit citizen's group SOW is organized to protect & preserve Lake Eufaula’s environment, economy & ecosystem. Over the last decade, SOW has focused on protecting the recreational use & water quality of Lake Eufaula.
US Army Corps of Engineers
The USACE manages the federal property where the park is situated and is the federal agency that is responsible for all wetlands.
City of Eufaula
The City leases the park area federal land from the USACE for recreational purposes. The city handled required permits to include the wetland park as a form of recreation, and continues to support the project.
National Fish & Wildlife
The NFWF awarded a $50,000 grant for educational materials & construction, including trails, viewing platforms, kiosks, brochures & other interpretive aspects of the wetland park.
Local Arvest management was instrumental in securing a $10,000 grant from a private foundation to support the development of the wetland park.
Longtime supporters of TUCU through the family's Stephen R. Smith foundation, owners of local business Steel Daffodils generously continue to help advance this important environmental & educational project.
The Pied Piper
This local business owner has committed funds for a memorial bench on the wetlands trail system.
VE members are the driving force behind establishing Eufaula Wetland Park as the connector between Eufaula's lake shore businesses (& adjacent shoreline trail) and the downtown Eufaula community.
Team Up to Clean Up
One of the Wetland park's two founding partners, TUCU is a non-profit citizens' group dedicated to protecting the environmental quality of Lake Eufaula & to the beautification of the City of Eufaula & the surrounding rural lake areas and communities.
OK Water Resources Board
The OWRB provided a $100,000 forgiveness loan from EPA funds for the actual construction of the wetland.
OK Conservation Commission
The OCC, the state entity responsible for the adminstration of wetlands in Oklahoma, helped shepherd our proposal through OWRB for construction funding.
USDA Community Facilities
Our Wetland Park received a USDA Community Facilities Grant in the amount of $27,300 to purchase & construct 300 linear feet of a 6 foot wide boardwalk as an integral part of our educational/interpretive health and fitness trail.
This foundation, which supports community focused programs that primarily benefit Oklahomans in the Tulsa & Eufaula areas, provided $2,500 for wetland plants.
Oklahoma Water Survey
OU's OK Water Survey provided valuable technical support and direction in the actual construction of the wetland park.
Porches & Pastures
The local business owners built and installed wetland signage at the park location.