Our Goal

The Kickapoo Department of Environmental Programs (KDEP) strives to provide effective environmental programs that promote protection of the environment and human health with respect to surface water, drinking water, air, solid waste, brownfields, underground storage tanks, hazardous waste, emergency response, environmental justice, pesticides, and environmental planning projects.

 

Our Mission

The mission of the Kickapoo Tribe is to protect and manage the reservation environment for the jurisdictional and/or service area of the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma. In order to increase protection of its environment, the Kickapoo Tribe established the Kickapoo Department of Environmental Programs (KDEP) in December of 1997. The KDEP is responsible for identifying environmental problems and developing prevention and remediation strategies. To accomplish this mission, the KDEP will adhere to quality assurance activities in order to ensure that all decisions are based on environmental data that is scientifically valid, precise, accurate, complete, representative, comparable, and legally defensible. KDEP will strive to incorporate cultural needs, which is the tradition and heritage of the Kickapoo people into all documents produced for the preservation of the Tribe.

Our Goal

The Kickapoo Department of Environmental Programs (KDEP) strives to provide effective environmental programs that promote protection of the environment and human health with respect to surface water, drinking water, air, solid waste, brownfields, underground storage tanks, hazardous waste, emergency response, environmental justice, pesticides, and environmental planning projects.

 

Our Mission

The mission of the Kickapoo Tribe is to protect and manage the reservation environment for the jurisdictional and/or service area of the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma. In order to increase protection of its environment, the Kickapoo Tribe established the Kickapoo Department of Environmental Programs (KDEP) in December of 1997. The KDEP is responsible for identifying environmental problems and developing prevention and remediation strategies. To accomplish this mission, the KDEP will adhere to quality assurance activities in order to ensure that all decisions are based on environmental data that is scientifically valid, precise, accurate, complete, representative, comparable, and legally defensible. KDEP will strive to incorporate cultural needs, which is the tradition and heritage of the Kickapoo people into all documents produced for the preservation of the Tribe.


...protecting tribal natural resources.


  • Quarterly Updates

    Draft Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan 2018-2022

    The Kickapoo Department of Environmental Programs Draft Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan 2018-2022 will be available for public review and comments from October 18-29, 2018. The Hazard Mitigation Plan will be available to view online at www.kto-env.com. Copies will also be... Read more →

    Brownfields Clean Up Project-Gymnasium

    Request for Proposals (RFP) for Qualified Environmental Professional Services   The Kickapoo Tribe Department of Programs (KDEP) is requesting proposals from parties interested in providing a Qualified Environmental Services (QEP) or consultant for brownfields cleanup of the tribal gymnasium located... Read more →

    Hazard Mitigation Planning Meeting

    The Kickapoo Department of Environmental Programs is leading a planning effort to update the tribes existing 2012 Hazard Mitigation Plan.  We are inviting Kickapoo leaders, tribal members, employees and community members to participate with this plan development.  We will be... Read more →

    Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

    The Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma has joined with the city of Shawnee to host a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event,  Shawnee News Star report.  Event to be held Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Central Disposal in Shawnee, OK from 10:00... Read more →

    Household Hazardous Waste

    KDEP was awarded a grant from the US EPA that allowed the inventory of chemical waste such as cleaners, pesticides, herbicides, etc.  This inventory process allowed KDEP to identify the products on hand, the amount being stored, and those products... Read more →