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She:kon / Greetings
Open House Jan 10, 2007
The efforts of the Environment Division are directed toward preventing disease and injury, while at the same time, promoting lifestyles that respect, protect and enhance the environment for the next seven generations at Akwesasne. Read More..
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ATFE Roadside Cleanup
Onerahtókha / April 26, 2014

The Akwesasne Task Force on the Environment ( ATFE) would like to announce the Annual Roadside Cleanup Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 26th. Residents living in the Northern and Southern portions of Akwesasne are encouraged to cleanup the ditches in front of their homes.
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Earth Month Events
Onerahtókha / April 2014

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, Solid Waste Program in celebration of Earth Day is hosting weekly events and calling it Earth Month! The community is encouraged and invited to participate in Earth Month by visiting the Transfer Station all month at 179 County Route 43 to receive promotional items, enter weekly prize giveaways and enter to win a Grand Prize at the end of the month. Visitors will get a chance to explore the inner workings of the transfer station and learn about recycling, E-waste, littering and reuse.
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White Goods, Scrap Metal & Bulky Items Cleanup Program
May 19 - July 11, 2014
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe (SRMT) is generously funding a cleanup for the community. This cleanup will allow residents to dispose of unwanted white goods, scrap metal and bulky items.
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Water Quality Standards for the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe
The purpose of these water quality standards is to facilitate sovereign self-determination and the restoration and preservation of traditional hunting, fishing, gathering and cultural uses in, on and around Tribal Surface Waters.
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RESTRICTED ACCESS
All persons, including ice fishermen, snowmobile and All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) operators, are prohibited from accessing the Wiley-Dondero Canal and surrounding Federal property between the Eisenhower and Snell Locks in Massena, NY. This restriction will be enforced by local and State policing authorities patrolling the area. Any person refusing to leave or who repeatedly violates this restriction will be charged with trespass.
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Tribal Fish Advisory - Available for Download
Kentenhkó:wa / November 2013
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Fish Advisory Program is proud to present the new tribal fish advisory to the community for review. Since April 2012, program staff have been busy collecting input and suggestions from the community through surveys, student projects, interviews and focus groups to find out what the community wanted to know about eating locally caught fish. We appreciate your help and hope you will tell us what you think about the information we have provided.  Tribal Fish Advisories - Download Page.

Get the Net St. Lawrence River Seasonal Photography Contest
Kenténha / October 2013
The St. Lawrence River Area of Concern (AOC) program at the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe (SRMT) and the Friends of the Robert Moses State Park (RMSP) Nature Center hosted their fourth and final round (fall) of seasonal photography, September 13 -27, 2013. Judging took place on September 30 with representatives from the SRMT Environment Division, SRMT Public Information Office and the Friends of the RMSP Nature Center Board of Directors.
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2013 update General Motors Remediation Update
Seskéha / August 2013
Right now, work is underway to remediate the North Disposal Area (NDA) and the industrial lagoons. The NDA contains sludges and other contaminated debris. When the Plant was in operation, the lagoons would fill with sludges containing PCBs. In order to maintain the lagoons, these sludges would be transferred to the NDA. During this remediation project, if needed, air emissions will be controlled by foam suppression techniques. This will keep down dust and odors. The contaminated soils will be sent off-site to a secure landfill in Indiana. Non-hazardous waste soils will be sent to Clinton County landfill. This work is expected to be completed by the end of this year.
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otter story What can an Otter tell us about the environment?
St. Lawrence River - AOC
You have probably never seen a river otter in nature. That is because they are small, very intelligent and also semi-aquatic, meaning they can spend just as much time on land as they do in water. ... But, if you are ever lucky enough to see an otter in nature, they can tell you a lot about the health of the surrounding environment.
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grade three outreach story Grade Three Students Gain Appreciation for St. Lawrence River Area of Concern
St. Lawrence River - AOC
The Grade 3 Education Outreach Day is an event hosted by the St. Lawrence River Area of Concern (AOC) program at the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe (SRMT) as a way to introduce environmental science to children at a critical age and to foster an appreciation for the local environment, particularly the local St. Lawrence AOC.
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Going Fishing?
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe (SRMT) St. Lawrence River AOC (Area of Concern) program is seeking fish showing signs of external anomalies (tumors, lesions, ulcers, etc…) for analysis. These fish samples will be used to determine if fish tumors are a significant impairment to the beneficial use of the waters of the St. Lawrence River AOC at Massena/Akwesasne.
To submit a fish, please keep in a live well or on ice – do not freeze, until fish can be delivered to the Environment Division, 449 Frogtown Road, Akwesasne.
For more information, visit our St. Lawrence River AOC page or call Jessica Jock or Matthew Thompson at the Environment Division (518) 358-5937.

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Community Assistance Requested
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, Environment Division is updating its spill response plans including the development of a Geographic Response Plan (GRP). The GRP identifies resources that can be used in the event of a spill affecting rivers and streams. Resources that would be used in responding to water borne spills include boom, absorbents, vehicles, boats and locations to place critical equipment.

The Environment Division is asking for the community’s help in identifying boat launches in and around Akwesasne that land owners are willing to provide access to allow materials, personnel and equipment to be launched from. If you have docking facilities and road access to them and are interested in cooperating with the Environment Division for spill response and planning please contact Les Benedict or Matt Thompson at (518) 358-5937 for further details.




 


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