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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 - Fieldwork on Tekakwitha Island to Support Recreation Bay Remediation12/17/2018
Enkarì:warahste - Annual Christmas Bird Count in Kahnawake December 15th 12/12/2018
Enkarì:warahste - Fieldwork on Tekakwitha Island to Support Recreation Bay Remediation11/28/2018
Enkarì:warahste - Recreation Bay Open House October 1610/10/2018
Enkarì:warahste - Radon Test Kits still available at KEPO08/24/2018
Enkarì:warahste - Fieldwork at North Wall this week08/08/2018


Environment Protection Office

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

Address:

P.O. Box 1089
Kahnawà:ke Mohawk Territory

Telephone:

450-635-0600

Fax:

450-635-1773

 

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