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Environment Protection Department (KEPO)

Ohontsa’shón:’a Tkaiatakwe’niiò:keThe Kahnawà:ke Environment Protection Office (KEPO) not only looks out for the health of Community members, but the health of the land and animals for both Kahnawà:ke and Tioweró:ton. They are always trying to find ways in which Kahnawà:ke can go back to its roots of being one with nature, yet still live in today’s modern world.

Recreation Bay Restoration Project

Big Fence

North Wall (West)

North Wall (East)

Tekakwitha Island

Turtle Bay

Services Programs and Projects:

  • Office resources:
    • Environmental resource library
    • Collection of past environmental studies carried out in Kahnawà:ke
    • Newsletters & brochures
    • Education and tours of the Kanata Healthy House
    • Education and tours of our organic gardens
    • Picnic tables (2) for visiting groups
    • Geographical Information System (GIS) for data management, analysis, mapping and decision-making
  • Environmental Education and Awareness:
    • Workshops on starting seeds, organic gardening, composting and many other topics are provided and announced when scheduled
    • Presentations on species & habitats in our community, results of environmental studies, etc.
    • Development of educational brochures and newsletters
    • General information (pesticides-free gardening, composting, cleaning without chemicals, etc.)
    • Species identification
  • Planning and hosting of events:
    • Annual Three Sisters Health and Harvest Fair
    • Annual Tree Give Away
    • Creek & Shoreline Clean-up initiative
  • Reviews and recommendations for proposed projects and policies in the community that may have an impact on the environment
  • Environmental projects and studies:
    • Contaminated site studies
    • Ground water monitoring program on former dumpsites
    • Species at risk studies
    • Species inventories (fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, plants)
    • Habitat characterizations (wetland mapping, shoreline characterization, fish habitat study)
    • Studies of the recreational bay
    • Surface water quality monitoring program
  • Environmental protection & restoration initiatives:

Recent Environment Releases

Enkarì:warahste - Aquatic Plant Harvesting in the Bay07/23/2021
Enkarì:warahste - First 360 Clean-up Operation in Kahnawake07/13/2021
Enkarì:warahste - Reminder - Respect fencing around sensitive areas on Tekakwitha island07/05/2021
Enkarì:warahste - Tekakwitha Island Beach not yet officially open - please use CAUTION06/25/2021
Enkarì:warahste - Aquatic Insect & Small Fish Sampling06/23/2021
Enkarì:warahste - Fieldwork for Bat Survey06/17/2021

Environment Protection Office

Located in the Lands Unit on River Road across from the Kahnawake Youth Center


P.O. Box 1089
Kahnawà:ke Mohawk Territory






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