GRDA reschedules Lake Hudson Rush For Brush

Langley Severe weather in Oklahoma may have caused the postponement of one of the Grand River Dam Authority’s popular “Rush For Brush” workshops on May 20, but, thanks to a new partnership, a bigger and better event is now in the works for August.

On Saturday, August 26, the GRDA Ecosystems Management Department – which has been hosting Rush For Brush artificial habitat construction workshops since 2007 – will team with the Indian Territories Chapter of Quail Forever to host its workshop in conjunction with the chapter’s annual youth day event.To be held at Longcrier RV Park on Lake Hudson, the day will be an opportunity for volunteers to once again construct the artificial fish habitats. At the same time and location, the Chapter will have a BB gun booth for kids, a shotgun shoot and kayaking opportunities (with a lifeguard on duty). Quail Forever will also be providing free hotdogs, hamburgers and water for all participants.

“We thought this would be a great way to present another Rush For Brush workshop this year, while also allowing participants to take part in the activities Quail Forever is bringing to the lake,” said GRDA Darrell Townsend, Vice President of Ecosystems and Lake Management. “We’re looking forward to working with the chapter on this event.”

GRDA anticipates a large turnout for the workshop and is asking participants to register to insure that enough materials are available. You can register online by clicking on the “Lake Information” dropdown menu on, then following the “2017 Lake Events” link to “Rush For Brush Registration.” You can also contact the GRDA Ecosystems Management Department at (918) 256 0895.

Longcrier RV Park is located at 2906 E 4675 Road, in Pryor. Turn east on E440 Road off of Highway 69 and follow E440 past Camp Dry Gulch, continuing on until you reach Longcrier RV Park.