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 →
The KDEP duties are both administrative and technical in nature. It is responsible for managing all of the environmental programs and identifying environmental problems of the Tribe. The KDEP is also responsible for developing draft plans, codes, policies and regulation for the control, mitigation, and prevention of these problems. The KDEP is almost 100% funded by grants from federal agencies, primarily the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Because most of our funding comes from EPA, the majority of projects we undertake benefit the community as a whole. Community -wide projects include surface water monitoring, providing roll-offs for annual community cleanup events, and educational opportunities for children. We also offer radon testing to individuals and provide information on a variety of environmental topics including testing and disinfecting residential wells, proper handling and disposal of pesticides, water conservation, and indoor air quality. Due to funding constraints, there are some services our department is unable to provide. Please contact our office for information on environmental topics or with environmental complaint or concerns.
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 →
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 →
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 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 →