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

    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 →

    Brownfields Community Meeting

    The KDEP invited the community to participate in a discussion regarding the Brownfields Cleanup Grant for the KTO Gymnasium/Community Center.  As a requirement of the grant, we are seeking comments from tribal members and community on the four proposal alternatives... Read more →

    Spring Weather Safety Tips

    Spring Weather Safety Tips Springtime in Oklahoma means tornados.  Here are a few workplace tips, for more information or to sign up for local weather texts please visit New 9. Read more →