Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe
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For The Next Seven Generations
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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..

Public Comments Sought on Water Quality Standards
Akwesasne, NY

In September 2007 the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe became the first tribe in Region 2 (NY, NJ, and Puerto Rico) to implement U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-approved Water Quality Standards. Utilizing the federal Clean Water Act, the Tribe administers various sections of the act to manage ambient water quality, non-point source pollutants, construction activities, and direct discharges to waters of the reservation. The purpose of the Water Quality Standards is to protect the Tribe’s unique designation and use of surface and groundwater for the benefit of tribal members and future generations.

As required by law, the Water Quality Standards must be updated every three years to regulate emerging pollutants, refinement of existing standards, and account for updated science. Therefore, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe's Environment Division is currently seeking public comments on proposed revisions to the Water Quality Standards.

Please send written comments to Tony David, Program Manager of Water Resources, 412 State Route 37, Akwesasne, NY 13655 or email to by close of business on Seskeha / August 22, 2016.

Review the Documents and Webpage Link listed below.

Read the Water Quality Standards - Mark up document with the proposed changes - 1.18 MB PDF

Summary of Changes of the Water Quality Standards

Water Quality Standards with Changes 2016

Read the Water Quality Standards - Home page

pollinator protection

September 24 & 25, 2016
Learn how to safely deal with pests and how to protect our pollinators!   The event will take place at the
Comfort Inn Akwesasne, 865 State Route 37
Integrated Pest / Plant Management Strategies and Pollination Protection. Public invited. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Hogansburg Dam Removal
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is restoring the natural flow of the St. Regis River, improving fish habitat, and reclaiming tribal lands.

Read the following pages:

  • Hogansburg Dam Removal
  • Our Future River
  • Removal Timeline
  • Summary of Hogansburg Dam History and Slideshow
  • Article: Hogansburg Dam: History and Impacts (published in Indian Time on May 5, 2016 )


aerial view GM site

General Motors (Central Foundry Division)
Cleanup Progress Update  Spring 2016
Cleanup of GM Site Continues:  From 1988 to 2005, GM completed a number of significant cleanups, including the dredging of the St. Lawrence River, Raquette River and Turtle Cove, groundwater collection at the base of ...

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Á:se Tsi Tewá:ton Experience 2015 Á:se Tsi Tewá:ton Experience 2015
Akwesasne Cultural Restoration
The Akwesasne Cultural Restoration Program hosted their second annual Á:se Tsi Tewá:ton Experience on October 3-4, 2015 where they had interactive displays, hands on workshops and presentations of traditional practices including the Kanie’keha language.

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Buckthorn plant WANTED! Looking for Buckthorn
Forestry Resources
Description: Gray to brown bark with prominent light colored lenticels. (Caution often disguised as Native plums and cherries). Glossy egg shaped leaves. Large round black fruit. Cut bark exposes yellow sapwood and orange heartwood. Twigs often end in stout thorns.Dangerous to Native plant Species.

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Spotted Lantern Fly Emerging Invasive Species 2016
Forestry Resources
There are new emerging Invasive species that could threaten the North Country where we live. The three invasive species are identified as the Spotted Lanternfly or Lycorma Delicatula, the Crazy Worm or Amynthas Agrestis and the Aquatic plant called Hydrilla or Hydrilla Verticillata (AKA - water thyme).

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Past Announcements

4th Annual Akwesasne Recycling Day  November 14, 2015  
For More Information
Solid Waste Management
Environment Offices Closed Nov. 5th  November 5, 2015  
For More Information
Environment Division Office
Five Year Review for the General Motors Superfund Site  October 22, 2015  
For More Information
Superfund/General Motors
2015-2016 - Hogansburg Dam Removal Project  September 28, 2015  
For More Information

Water Resources Program
Fish Tumor Public Information Session  September 28, 2015  
For More Information

St. Lawrence River AOC
Hogansburg Dam Removal Project  September 23, 2015  Public Meeting
Water Resources Program
Pesticide Forum  September 15 - 16, 2015  
For More Information

Environmental Education Outreach
Akwesasne Emerald Ash Borer Response Plan  August 12, 2015
"The Call of the Osprey" Video Published to You Tube August 11, 2015
St. Lawrence River AOC  
Swimming Conditions  Sampled July 23, 2015 Swimming Safety in Our Rivers
Water Resources Program
Earth Day / Seed and Tree Giveaway  April 25, 2015
Akwesasne Task Force on the Environment
Fish and Game Advisory  November 2014  For More Information
Water Resources Program


Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Environment Division