Environmental Protection Agency

The Environmental Protection Agency and Land Management Department is mostly funded by grants. Through these funds, the department provides services to the community and tribal members. The department also provides many learning opportunities for children and adults.

 

Grant Basics
GAP Grant The GAP Grant is a capacity building grant for the tribe. The department has purchased a lot of equipment and supplies for the Four Feathers Recycling Center.
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Water Quality (106) Grant enables us to monitor surface waters within Eastern Shawnee Tribal treaty boundaries at collection points along Lost Creek and Spring River. Tests for E-coli bacteria and heavy metal content in fish tissue help protect the public from environmental hazards. Read more…

 

Non-Point Source (NPS) Pollution Grant – Non-Point Source (NPS) pollution encompasses sources of pollution that do not come from a pin-pointed source; examples of NPS pollution include urban and agricultural runoff. Read more…

 

Radon Grant enables the department to test the homes of tribal people for unsafe levels of the gas. Radon gas is a tasteless and odorless toxin which occurs naturally in the environment. Read more…

 

Air Grant which provides monitoring of indoor air quality variables like carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, temperature and relative humidity, will soon also include ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, ozone, particulate and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) focuses on outreach and education. Read more…

 

Four Feathers Recycling Program The mission of the Four Feathers Recycling, Inc,. is to protect and manage the tribe’s land base and natural resources.Read more…

 

Other Services/News Provided by the EPA Department Include:
  • Land Management (trust properties)
  • Food Safety Inspections and Safe Food Handling Classes
  • Environmental Resource Management
  • Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA)
  • Water and Wastewater Operation