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Broken Arrow Monarch Movement

monarchThe Broken Arrow Monarch Movement is a citizens committee dedicated to help preserve the monarch butterfly. Over the last two decades, the population of this iconic black-and-orange butterfly has decreased by 68%. One reason for the decline is the loss of milkweed. Monarchs lay their eggs on milkweed, and the caterpillars depend on milkweed as their sole food source until they reach their adult stage.

BAMM has partnered with the Parks and Recreation Department and Broken Arrow Public Schools to build monarch waystations around town. The waystations will contain milkweed for young monarchs to grow, as well as other plants that attract monarchs and other pollinators. Citizens who want to plant their own milkweed can pick up free seeds at Ray Harral Nature Center, 7101 S 3rd St.

Public Art

Broken Arrow Utility Box Public Art Program

public artIn 2017, the City of Broken Arrow launched a program to support public art and to enhance the community and neighborhoods through the use of decorated utility boxes. The rose-themed project will enhance the aesthetics of the city, promote civic pride, and extend public art to new areas and unexpected places while creating an attractive environment and allowing art to be introduced to the public in a creative and inventive way. The program goal is to bring beauty to unexpected places such as utility boxes.

Artist & Sponsor Information

This project is open to all local and regional artists. The City of Broken Arrow encourages applications from both new and established artists. Broken Arrow applicants will be given preference. Submissions will be reviewed by a selection committee. Once approved by the Sponsor and the committee, the artwork will be photographed and converted to a vinyl wrap to be installed on a utility box.

Any Artist’s fee will be paid directly to the Artist by the Sponsor of the utility box. If the Sponsor would like to work with a specific Artist, the Artist must complete the Artist Application and receive approval from the City of Broken Arrow. Sponsor will be responsible for all costs associated with installation of the utility box wrap. Sponsor will pay the vinyl wrap company directly for the expense of the wrap and installation. Art must be submitted December-February or June-August. Vinyl will be installed during March-May and September-November, due to weather conditions.

For more information regarding this public art program, please review the agreements or contact Jennifer Swezey, City of Broken Arrow, or 918-259-8419.

Broken Arrow Youth Court

What is Youth Court?

Broken Arrow Youth Court is an actual court staffed by youth who serve the juvenile court system, giving first-time youth offenders an opportunity to receive a trial conducted by their peers. Broken Arrow Youth Court allows students interested in the justice system to learn, participate and contribute to the community. It is a collaborative effort among Youth Services of Tulsa, Broken Arrow Municipal Courts, and the members of the Tulsa County Bar Association. All youth court referrals are sent directly from the Broken Arrow Municipal court.

What do Youth Court volunteers learn?

They learn how the judicial system works, how to judge right vs. wrong, what the consequences are for breaking the law, and how to apply ethics and legal strategy. Youth Services of Tulsa participates in actual courtroom trials in the rotating roles of judge, prosecuting attorney, defense attorney, judges, court clerk, or court bailiff.

Who can volunteer for Youth Court?

Any Broken Arrow high school student – in Grades 9-12 (must be in school or home schooled)

Interested in joining BA Youth Court?

Please contact Youth Services of Tulsa or come by the Broken Arrow Resource Center at 860 S. Aspen Ave.

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